Frederick C. Schneider, Jr., 26, department manager, saved Donald M. St. John, aged twenty-six, newspaper reporter, from drowning, Ortley, New Jersey , July 27, 1938. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, St. John became distressed in water 10 feet deep 75 feet from shore. Schneider swam 40 feet to St. John, took hold of him, and tried to swim toward shore; but they moved at an angle toward shore, being retarded by a strong undercurrent. Schneider called for help; and a man swam to St. John, helped to support him for a moment, and then swam to wadable water. Another man was asked to aid but did not. After swimming and drifting a 125, often being pushed back by the current, Schneider reached water neck-deep 20 feet from shore; and a man having a rope tied around himself, to which other men held, took hold of St. John. Schneider and St. John were aided to water three feet deep and were in a greatly weakened condition.
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