Craig Michael Vecchiola helped in an attempt to save Patricia A. Piccardo from drowning, Duck, North Carolina, August 24, 1980. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, Miss Piccardo, 23, found herself unable to swim shoreward due to strong currents in the area. Vecchiola, 29, loan officer, and another man swam to Miss Piccardo; and all three then tried without success to swim to shore. Miss Piccardo reached a sandbar from which she then got to shore, which Vecchiola eventually reached with the help of waves in the area. The other man was carried seaward and disappeared.
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