Deborah Ann Palmer helped to save Sherri D. Dingwell from drowning, Cable Head, Prince Edward Island, July 23, 1984. Sherri, 11, was attempting to swim back to the beach from a sandbar in the Gulf of St. Lawrence when she, as well as a cousin who tried to help her, were carried farther out by a strong current. The cousin called for help. Mrs. Palmer, 28, was sunbathing on the beach. She swam out to the girls and took Sherri from her cousin, enabling her to swim to shore. Despite the strong current, Mrs. Palmer swam to the sandbar with Sherri, who had by then lost consciousness, then carried her to the beach. Sherri was revived and taken to a hospital, where she remained overnight. She recovered.
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