Andrew J. Pareno died attempting to save Clifford T. Nolan from drowning, Lorain, Ohio, July 1, 1933. While Clifford, 6, and his father and Pareno, 21, laborer, were canoeing on Lake Erie, their canoe capsized in waves 30 inches high, throwing them into water eight feet deep 250 feet from the shore. All were submerged momentarily, and Clifford threshed three feet from the canoe, which floated bottom up. Pareno swam a stroke or two to Clifford and took hold of him while Clifford’s father at the opposite side of the canoe repeatedly tried to get hold of the canoe. Clifford threw his arms around Pareno’s neck, and both were momentarily submerged. Pareno then trod water and supported Clifford. They were momentarily submerged two or three times, and waves washed over them. While men were swimming toward them to render aid, Pareno sank, carrying Clifford with him. Clifford released his hold, rose, and grasped the arm of his father, who had got hold of the canoe. Clifford was then rescued by a swimmer. Men in a boat rescued his father. Pareno was drowned.
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