John M. Holling, 20, shipping clerk, attempted to save Marie E. Clyatt, 24, from drowning, Folly Beach, South Carolina, June 23, 1929. While Miss Clyatt was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, she was carried by a current to a point 500 feet from shore. Holling, who was tired from swimming, ran from shore to water about breast-deep and then swam 250 feet to her and 30 feet toward the shore with her. She then grabbed him around the neck and pulled him under the surface momentarily, but he freed himself. He took hold of her again and tried to swim toward shore but made no progress. He released her and felt too weak to render further aid and started to swim toward shore. Lifeguards rescued Holling after he had swum 120 feet. Miss Clyatt was also rescued by lifeguards. Holling collapsed from exhaustion on shore but recovered.
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