http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20090423/NEWS03/304239968 ~snipped~ 'HE'S A HERO': 75-year-old pulls youths to shore with canoe By KELLY WARTH TIMES STAFF WRITER THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009 HENDERSON Three people were saved from drowning Friday in Lake Ontario by a 75-year-old man with Parkinson's disease. When Patricia A. Fillingham looked out the window of her home at Windswept Shores and saw three people in a small boat, she knew trouble was coming. Then they all stood up as their paddle boat began taking on water and fell into the 40-degree lake about 500 yards from shore, she said. She called 911, but knew rescue crews couldn't arrive in time. Within minutes, her daughter, Beth A. McMahon, Cicero, had pushed the family's canoe over a breakwall and into the water, with the sound of cries for help in the background. Then her husband, Edward J. Fillingham, jumped into the canoe with an oar and some life jackets and paddled out to rescue the stranded boaters. What an inspiring story. He truly is a hero.