E. Robert Bergen saved Jeannette Mandeville from drowning, Sea Bay, New Jersey, August 24, 1930. While wading in the Atlantic Ocean, Miss Mandeville, 22, lost footing in rough surf and drifted into deep water and farther from the shore in a current. Bergen, 18, waded and swam 125 feet through very rough water to her. Supporting her, he then tried to swim to wadable water but was carried by the current to a point 800 feet from shore. He was then able to make headway toward land and with great exertion swam 450 feet nearer to shore. He was met by a man on a rope, which was held by persons on shore, and the man relieved him of Miss Mandeville. She and the man were drawn to the shore on the rope. Bergen swam and waded to the shore, being weak and winded.
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