Cresencio D. Fernando, 30, valet and chauffeur, attempted to save George E. Phelan, 59, trust manager, from drowning, Nahant, Massachusetts, May 20, 1930. From high rocks at East Point in Massachusetts Bay, Phelan pitched into the mouth of a gulch where the water was 25 feet deep. A turmoil of very cold water flowed in and out of the gulch, the walls of which were precipitous. Fernando, who was much smaller than Phelan and was fully clothed, slid down rough rocks and then jumped 25 feet down into the water. He rose close to Phelan, grasped him, and swam with the greatest exertion 25 into the gulch. He then got hold of seaweed on a rock that rose three feet above the water at one side of the gulch. The seaweed twice tore loose from the rock as he was pulled backward by the rough water. Exerting his utmost strength, he again got hold of seaweed and on an upward surge got upon the rock. He then pulled Phelan upon the rock. Fernando was numb and weak and was totally disabled for a week, but he recovered. Phelan was dead.
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