Connor Frederick Klein helped to save Dave Dalcourt from drowning, Daytona Beach, Florida, March 15, 2011. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, Dalcourt, 61, struggled against a strong current that kept him from returning to shore. A man who was nearby swam to him to aid him, but Dalcourt struggled against the man, submerging him, and they were carried farther out, to a point about 270 from the beach. As the man then started to shore with Dalcourt, he called for help to Connor, 16, high school student, who was in the water between them and the shore. Connor swam to them and supported Dalcourt, allowing the man to catch his breath. The man then grasped Dalcourt again, by an arm, and with Connor on Dalcourt’s other side, they towed Dalcourt out of the current and toward shore and then aided him to the beach. Dalcourt had swallowed water and was exhausted, and Connor was very tired. They recovered.
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