Everett C. Osier attempted to save Dexter W. Goss from drowning, Newburyport, Massachusetts, August 25, 1931. While wading in very rough surf in the Atlantic Ocean, Goss, 23, electrician, lost his footing 15 feet from shore and was carried seaward by a current. After a man, who was in the water close to him, had tried to aid him and both had drifted together to a point 50 feet from shore, Osier, 21, mill operative, swam to them and grasped Goss. The other man then swam to shore. Holding Goss, Osier swam with great exertion toward shore, but they drifted farther. At a point 180 feet from shore, Goss, who then was holding to Osier’s bathing suit, relaxed his hold and sank. He was drowned. Osier was rescued by a strong swimmer, who used a life preserver.
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