Gordon Scott Anderson saved Barbara A. Currier from drowning, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 15, 1989. Mrs. Currier, 30, was caught in a rip current in the Atlantic Ocean when she entered the water to rescue her two sons, who had also been carried out by the current. Alerted to the situation, Anderson, 30, college student, immediately ran into the water and swam to Mrs. Currier. Alternating his holds and strokes, Anderson swam, with difficulty, against the current, taking Mrs. Currier to wadable water, from which others assisted her ashore. Mrs. Currier was taken to the hospital for treatment, and she recovered. Her sons were saved by others.
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