Edward Broadhurst attempted to save Jacob Hirsch from drowning, Mamaroneck, New York, September 24, 1992. While sailing in his boat on Long Island Sound with three friends, Hirsch, 82, was knocked overboard into the rough water. After his friends could not pull him back on board, one of them, Broadhurst, 69, retired teacher, jumped fully clothed into the water and tied a line to his arm. Broadhurst became separated from the boat, and when the men remaining on board lost sight of him in the six-foot seas, they returned to shore with Hirsch to summon help. For an hour, Broadhurst struggled to return to shore, alternating between swimming and floating on his back. He was then recovered by the Coast Guard and taken to the hospital, where he was detained two days for treatment of pneumonia. He recovered. Hirsch could not be revived.
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