Arnold Hoilaud died attempting to help save Raymond Pereira from drowning, Bay Shore, New York, July 12, 1981. Raymond, 13, was wading in the Atlantic Ocean off Robert Moses State Park when a rip current began to carry him seaward. He cried out for help. Hoiland, 50, construction superintendent, and another man swam to Raymond. Though caught in the current themselves, they supported Raymond briefly and pushed him toward shore before submerging. Raymond was rescued shortly after by two park employees, who also took Hoiland to shore. He could not be revived; he and the other man both drowned.
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