Ian Tordella-Williams helped to save four youths from drowning, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, June 4, 2012. Four youths, aged 12 to 17, struggled to return to shore against a strong current in the Atlantic Ocean at Frying Pan Shoals. From another party at the beach, Tordella-Williams, 27, sales clerk and water sports instructor, swam out with a small inflatable boat and reached one of the youths, a 14-year-old girl, who, apart from the others, was about 600 feet from the beach. As she held to the boat, Tordella-Williams paddled it to the other three youths, who were farther out. All held to the boat as they attempted to return to the beach, but they made no progress against the current. A rescue boat arrived about 30 minutes later and returned them to safety. Tordella-Williams was nearly exhausted, but he recovered.
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