John J. Healy saved Agnes Stroebel from drowning, New York City, New York, May 16, 1904. An Ellis Island hospital patient, Miss Stroebel, 19, was rapidly carried away from the shore of New York Bay by the current. Clothed, Healy, 24, hospital attendant, jumped into the water and swam to the drowning woman. He grasped her by her dress near her neck and, despite her efforts to grasp him, took her safely to shore. In doing so he had to swim with her for about 100 feet against the tide and current. Miss Stroebel was resuscitated after considerable effort, and Healy was exhausted.
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