Wilmette Public Library recently posted this 1916 news article to its online history site,"Fleeing Torrid Heat, 5 Daring Death, Saved". Ernest C. Cazel, a Wilmette pharmacist who lived at 1055 Linden Ave., Wilmette, rescued a drowning man at the Wilmette beach in August 1916, then had to save himself as well. Some young men were playing around a big raft floating at the edge of the deep water. They tipped the raft and one of their companions fell in. It was clear to Cazel the guy was in trouble, so he went to the rescue. The victim grabbed Cazel by the neck and climbed up on his shoulders. “With true Teutonic deliberation” Cazel walked on the bottom toward shore until he could get his head out of the water. Once there he persuaded his passenger to let go and get down. The editor of the Lake Shore News described Cazel’s reaction to the incident. "Never again!" says Cazel, member of the firm in the Wilmette Pharmacy. Get to page 2 of the story by clicking on the drop-down "Pages" box in the gray bar at the top. You can see the raft tethered in the lake in a picture of the beach in the library’s online history site.