Harold L. Jennings, 24, meter reader, saved Josephine R. and Esther C. Fabiano, 20 and 16, respectively, from drowning, Ottawa Beach, Michigan, July 13, 1938. While wading in Lake Michigan, Josephine and her sister Esther were swept from their footing and drifted in a strong undertow to water seven feet deep 300 feet from shore. Waves were five feet high and heavy because of unusual conditions existing. Jennings dived from a boat and then swam about 200 feet to the girls and got hold of their hair. The girls were unconscious. With great difficulty Jennings then swam toward shore, the undertow hindering his progress. He called for help, and he was gasping. After having swum 200 feet with the girls, he reached wadable water and was given assistance. The girls were revived. Jennings was fatigued and nauseated.
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