John C. Marsh saved Sherry L. Vyverberg from drowning, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 30, 1983. Miss Vyverberg, 20, had fallen into the Niagara River and was being swept by a strong current toward the falls. With one end of a pieced rope tied around him, Marsh, 37, iron worker, dived into the river and swam 75 feet toward Miss Vyverberg. He grabbed her moments before she would have been either swept over the falls or sucked into the turbines of a nearby power plant. Three men on the bank who held the other end of the rope pulled them to safety. Miss Vyverberg was treated at a hospital for hypothermia and shock; she recovered.
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