Edmund T. Sullivan, 30, salesman, attempted to save Clyde K. Hendricks, 36, factory foreman, from drowning, Ship Bottom, New Jersey, September 14, 1935. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, Hendricks drifted in a current to water 12 feet deep 400 feet from shore. Swells and breakers were six feet high, and the water was unusually rough. From shore Sullivan waded and then swam 400 feet to Hendricks, who greatly outweighed him. He turned Hendricks on his back. Hendricks’s arm fell across Sullivan’s neck; and thinking Hendricks was trying to take a hold, he pushed him away. After having difficulty getting hold of Hendricks, Sullivan held his chin and swam toward shore, taking advantage of the waves. Another man gave aid 20 feet to shore. Hendricks, who was unconscious, could not be revived. Sullivan was fatigued.
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