Andrew Sheveland saved Fred W. Jewell from drowning, Mare Island, California, February 20, 1931. Jewell, 22, seaman, fell from the Navy Yard Dock into Mare Island Channel, where the water was 30 feet deep. He moved his arms weakly and then became unconscious. Sheveland, 43, laundry agent, who was convalescing from a serious illness, jumped fully clothed from the top of the dock eight feet down to the water close to Jewell. Grasping Jewell, who was two or three feet below the surface, Sheveland raised him and then swam eight feet to the dock. He could not get a hold at the dock and supported Jewell a moment until a rope was lowered to him. A float then was shoved to Sheveland, and after putting Jewell on it, Sheveland got upon it. Both were drawn to the top of the dock on the rope. Jewell was revived.
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