Grace E. Rivers, 17, schoolgirl, saved Anna Winters, 9, and Cecelia G. Corrigan, 12, from drowning, Nahant, Massachusetts, July 7, 1930. Anna and Cecelia drifted from shore on a small raft in a cove of the Atlantic Ocean. The water was rough and cold, and there was a strong undertow away from shore. Grace dived from rocks at the shore and swam 50 feet to the raft. She clasped Anna, who struggled in great fright, in one arm, and swam about 150 feet to a low part of the shore. She swam again to the raft, which had drifted 20 feet farther. Cecelia then fell from the raft, and Grace grasped her hand. Cecelia immediately flung her arms around her neck, both being momentarily submerged, and Grace then broke away from Cecelia and towed her as she swam 160 feet to wadable water.
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