James J. Hone, 27, chief draftsman, saved Theresa Barth, 17, from drowning, Wildwood, New Jersey, September 21, 1930. While Theresa was wading in the Atlantic Ocean, she was carried by a current into water eight feet deep 225 feet from shore. Hone, who had been advised by a physician to avoid strenuous exercise, swam 75 feet to her, and she grabbed him around the neck. Both were momentarily submerged. Hone freed himself, and holding Theresa with one hand, he swam with great effort 15 feet. He was unable to make further progress, and a lifeguard swam to him and took Theresa to shore. Hone swam weakly, making slow progress, and two men then swam to him and aided him to shore. He was greatly fatigued. Theresa was unconscious but was revived.
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