ClipDifferent Founder Tom McMullen - rescued children form lake Calhoun in 1962 or 1963 we are looking to connect with them.

The Children from Lake Calhoun

We Need Your Help Finding The Children Of Lake Calhoun. Three Children Ages 11/2 to 4 Years Old!

The Founder of our company has some fantastic events and stories from the past. One of those events happened back in the summer of 1962 or 1963 when he helped save three small kids from drowning in the Lake Calhoun. ClipDifferent is trying to help Tom locate the children or someone who might know the kids involved in this incident. Here is Tom’s story that has inspired us to share this with you in hopes that we can make a connection.

Here is Tom’s story of the swimming incident from 1962 or 1963: 

When Trudy and I were young sweethearts and dating, we went to Lake Calhoun to sunbathe, probably the only time we were there. We were on the east side of the lake, very close to 36th St. When it was time for us to leave, we packed up our stuff and sat on our blanket to smoke a cigarette. I notice to my right that there were little kids, ranging in ages from a year and a hlaf to four years old, playing in the water along the shore. I looked away to my left for a few moments and then looked back to my right. The kids were nowhere to be seen, and all I saw was a faint ripple in the water. I jumped up, ran to the shore, and dove into what I soon discovered was a deep drop-off. When I opened my eyes, all I saw were arms and legs flailing. I stood on the bottom of the lake, grabbed the first kid, and hoisted him up (I think it was a boy). Because of the water’s depth, I could barely get him high enough to clear the surface. Someone took him from me, and then I did it two more times. I was out of oxygen when I hoisted the third child up. When I surfaced, I yelled for others to dive in and search for more kids. Luckily we had them all.

The shoreline was full of commotion, but, all three children were safe and sound. Trudy and I left at that time; we didn’t stay around to talk to anyone. This day has been something that I have thought about for more than 50 years; the children are now in their 60’s. My friend, Pat, encouraged me to try and see if I can find the children. Pat thought with Facebook and all the online social connecting; there’d be an excellent chance to find them or someone who knows of them. My little voice told me to do this – good things happen when I act on that.

If anyone knows who these three children might be and if you can connect us with them, please reach out to us here on the website. Tom would like to know how they are doing and would love to speak to them.