Darryl F. Pearcey helped to save Cory F. Scott from drowning, Holyrood, Newfoundland, July 27, 1985. Attempting to swim to shore, Cory, 10, floundered in the deep water of Southwest Pond after jumping from a raft that was drifting away from the beach. Darryl, 13, student, who was also on the raft, dived into the water and swam to Cory when he saw him struggling. Towing Cory by an arm, Darryl began to swim toward shore. Cory panicked and submerged Darryl several times. A lifeguard swam to the boys and took Cory the rest of the way in, as Darryl made it to safety on his own. Cory was treated for hypothermia, and Darryl was exhausted, but both recovered.
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