James A. Manganiello, 17, student, saved Charles W. Jackson, 7, from drowning, Revere, Massachusetts, August 25, 1965. Charles, who could not swim, was playing in a three-foot toy boat in the Atlantic Ocean when the wind and tide swept the craft rapidly seaward. Manganiello and his brother were attracted. While Manganiello got his swim fins, the brother started after the toy boat but suffered leg cramps 240 feet from shore. Manganiello, who never had swum more than 150 feet without a rest, put on the swim fins and swam past his brother, who later was able to return to shore. Manganiello continued in pursuit of Charles, who still was being carried seaward. By the time Manganiello was 350 feet from shore he began to tire and breathed with difficulty. He persisted with utmost effort and overtook Charles in the boat a quarter of a mile from the beach. Manganiello began pushing the boat shoreward. With his legs aching and his breathing becoming more difficult, he stopped to rest. He then resumed swimming and pushing the boat, moving slowly but steadily against the current. He briefly experienced stomach pains. When Manganiello was within 250 feet of shore with the toy boat, two men in a leaking rowboat approached. They followed as Manganiello pushed the toy boat the rest of the way to shore.
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