Guy Bishop, 15, schoolboy, saved Donald R. Miller, 25, teacher, from drowning, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, September 4, 1966. Miller was swimming in rough surf in the Atlantic Ocean and got into trouble about 335 feet from shore. He tried to swim back to the beach but was carried farther seaward. Bishop, who was on the beach, noted the situation and decided that Miller needed help. He swam to near Miller, who then was 450 feet from shore in water 20 feet deep. Miller outweighed Bishop by about 75 pounds. With Miller’s assurance that he would not struggle, Bishop took hold of him and with effort towed him 400 feet toward shore. By then Bishop was tiring, and when he sought to change holds, Miller was carried away from him. Bishop regained his hold on Miller and towed him to wadable water within 10 feet of shore. Others aided in taking Miller to the beach.
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