Geraldine Moddejonge died attempting to save Janet L. Guenther from drowning, Parkhill, Ontario, May 14, 1970. While wading in a man-made lake, part of the Ausable River, Janet, 14, got into water beyond her depth and, unable to swim, began floundering. Geraldine, also 14, was wading near the beach and swam to Janet, reaching her in deep water about 30 feet from shore. A struggle ensued; and both girls were submerged briefly several times in the cold water. When they again went under, they did not return to the surface. Their bodies later were recovered.
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