John Q. Tufts, 30, boat captain, saved Marin A. Marcellin, 21, salesman, from drowning, Redondo Beach, California, May 30, 1930. Marcellin fell from a 50-foot boat that was running 10 m.p.h. in the Pacific Ocean three quarters of a mile from a pier. A wind of 30 m.p.h. was blowing, and there were waves six feet high. After placing a deckhand in charge of the boat, Tufts removed his boots and jacket, jumped overboard, and swam 40 feet to Marcellin. Supporting Marcellin, he swam toward the boat, but the wind and waves carried the boat to a point 100 feet from Tufts. Several times Tufts and Marcellin were separated by waves, but each time Tufts got hold of Marcellin. Finally Tufts got his legs around Marcellin under the surface and maintained himself by stroking until another boat reached them. Marcellin was unconscious but was revived. Tufts was almost exhausted.
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