G. Calvin Whiteley, 32, adjuster, saved Augusta R. Brown, 33, from drowning, Rehoboth, Delaware, September 16, 1925. While Mrs. Brown was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, she was carried out to sea by a current. Whiteley, who was tired and who was unaccustomed to swimming in deep water, waded a few feet and then swam 225 feet to Mrs. Brown. He tried to swim toward shore with her, but he made no appreciable progress. He changed his holds several times and exerted himself to the utmost, finally using both arms after telling Mrs. Brown to hold to him. He became so fatigued that he thought he too would drown, and Mrs. Brown urged him to leave her. After resting, he again tried to swim with her, and they were carried to shallow water by waves.
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