Jay Booth Meredith, 33, timekeeper, died attempting to save Virginia C. Staley, 16, from drowning, Merced Falls, California, August 18, 1929. While bathing in the Merced River, Virginia got into water beyond her depth and screamed for help. Meredith waded a few feet from the bank and swam 100 feet toward her, then he appeared helpless, floated 100 feet, and sank. He was drowned. Virginia drifted to rocks along the opposite bank and got to the bank.
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