Helen Hagood, 21, saved Norman M. Huckabee, 29, school principal, from drowning, Yaupon Beach, South Carolina, July 29, 1930. While Huckabee was swimming in Long Bay, he became unable to make progress toward shore. His father, who was a capable swimmer, tried to tow him to wadable water but was unable to breast a current and left to get aid. Huckabee drifted to a point 140 feet from shore. Miss Hagood, who weighed much less than Huckabee, swam 100 feet for the most part in deep water, took hold of Huckabee, and tried to swim toward the shore. They were carried by the current to a point 300 feet from shore and then to a submerged reef 150 feet from shore. With considerable difficulty Miss Hagood supported Huckabee and moved shoreward on the reef until a line was tossed to her. Huckabee was pulled to shore on the line, and Miss Hagood swam a few feet behind him.
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