Gaston J. Migneault, 31, physical education director, saved Gisele Moore and attempted to save Rolande Thompson from drowning, Sullivan, Quebec, July 9, 1961. Gisele, 14, and Rolande, 14, became separated from their inflated inner tubes in water 15 feet deep 660 feet from shore in Lake Montigny. The tubes drifted away from them as they struggled to stay afloat, and Rolande sank soon afterward. Migneault, 31, physical education director, waded 125 feet and swam 535 feet to Gisele. Already tiring, he took hold of her by the hair and then noticed Rolande beneath the surface. Migneault grasped Rolande, who was unconscious, and drew her to the surface. Holding each girl by the hair, he turned onto his back and by kicking strongly swam 50 feet toward shore. Gisele then began to struggle. Migneault released her and struck her sharply. She stopped struggling, and he took hold of her hair again. Migneault then towed the two girls 90 feet farther to within 10 feet of a boat, which approached them. Greatly fatigued, he called for something to hold to, and an inflated inner tube was thrown to him. He released Gisele, who also had lost consciousness, put his arm through the tube, and then took hold of Gisele again. After towing both girls to the boat and aiding in getting them into it, Migneault also climbed aboard, nearly exhausted. Upon reaching the beach, artificial respiration was administered to the girls. Gisele recovered, but Rolande could not be revived.
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