Edith Marie Macinnis helped to save Sherri D. Dingwell from drowning, Cable Head, Prince Edward Island, July 23, 1984. Sherri, 11, and Edith, 13, student, began to swim back to the beach from a sandbar in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Sherri had difficulty against a strong current and called for help. Edith, closer to shore, turned and swam back to Sherri, who had submerged by then. Edith pulled Sherri’s head to the surface of the water and attempted to swim to shore with her, but they were taken farther out by the current. Edith had to submerge several times to push Sherri out of the water. After becoming tired and making no progress against the current, Edith called for help. A woman swam out from the beach and took Sherri back as Edith, although exhausted, swam to shore alone. Sherri was hospitalized overnight, and she recovered.
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