Abe W. Mandelstam saved T. Violet Cote and E. Wallace Beaumont from drowning, Old Orchard, Maine, August 27, 1930. While Violet, 11, was wading in the Atlantic Ocean, she was pulled by a strong undertow into deep water. Beaumont, 26, clerk, swam toward her, then noted the undertow, became panic-stricken, and struggled in an effort to swim toward the shore. Mandelstam, 21, student, waded from the shore, plunged through breakers four to five feet high, and swam to Violet. Holding her, he swam with difficulty 125 feet to wadable water, where another man took Violet. Although cold and somewhat winded, Mandelstarn swam to Beaumont. Supporting him by the arm, he swam 100 feet to wadable water, and both waded to the shore.
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