Ernest E. Metz, 22, clerk, saved Horace A. Wald, 23, student, from drowning, Capitola, California, August 10, 1930. While Wald was swimming in the Pacific Ocean, he was seized with cramp and was carried by a current farther from shore. Metz removed his outer clothing and, carrying a rope eight feet long, waded 100 feet and then swam toward Wald. Swimming through breakers six feet high and then between two large beds of kelp, he reached Wald 1,500 feet from shore and slipped a loop of the rope over Wald’s wrist. Towing Wald by the rope, Metz swam 1,350 feet to wadable water. Wald was unconscious but was revived. Metz was very tired, having been in the water a half-hour.
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