Alfred Stephen Mandel helped to save Lenore K. and Jeanie M. Dougherty from drowning, Navarre Beach, Florida, April 15, 1972. When Lenore, 13, and Jeanie, 11, got into difficulty while frolicking in surf in the Gulf of Mexico, their father and 15-year-old brother went to their aid about 300 feet from shore but were unable to move them toward the beach. Stephen, 15, high school student, and his 14-year-old brother were nearby with their surfboards. Stephen went to the aid of Lenore while his brother attempted to assist Jeanie. Stephen, with help from the father and brother, took Lenore to wadable water on his surfboard and then noticed that his brother and Jeanie were being carried seaward. Stephen took his surfboard to them about 200 feet from shore. He helped Jeanie onto the board and, with the assistance of his brother, took her to wadable water.
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