Gwendolyn I. Garvin died attempting to save Juanita Hardy from drowning, Graniteville, South Carolina, June 19, 1936. While Miss Hardy, 15, and another girl were swimming in water eight feet deep in Ascauga Lake within a few feet of a cable that extended to the bank, Miss Hardy took hold of her companion and said she could not reach the cable. After helping Miss Hardy to get hold of the cable, the other girl swam toward the bank. Miss Hardy soon lost her hold and called for help. Miss Garvin, 25, saleswoman, removed her skirt, waded from the bank, and swam forty-five feet to Miss Hardy, who was threshing. Miss Garvin, whose health was impaired, tried to take hold of Miss Hardy, remained near her a few seconds, and then moved a few feet and floated motionless. A woman, carrying an inflated rubber tube, waded and swam to Miss Garvin, who was unconscious, and supported her briefly until others gave assistance; and she was taken to the bank. She could not be revived. Meanwhile Miss Hardy sank and was drowned.
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