Drew F. Seaman helped to save Steven D. DeMar, Rex D. McNeese, Jr., and James T. Hoogakker from drowning, Covert, Michigan, August 21, 1975. DeMar, McNeese, and Hoogakker, each 19 and unable to swim, got into difficulty in Lake Michigan in water over their depth near shore. Seaman, 24, law clerk, entered the cold water, taking with him two life cushions. He swam to DeMar, gave him one cushion, and put the other under McNeese, who was unconscious. While Hoogakker drifted with a life preserver, Seaman tried to move DeMar and McNeese shoreward. An attorney threw a rope to Seaman, and by it aided all three to safety with the assistance of a writer. Seaman, with the aid of the rope, then brought Hoogakker to safety also. McNeese was revived. All recovered.
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