Jonathan D. Miles helped to save Christian H. Pearson and Nichole N. Davis from drowning, Nantucket, Massachusetts, August 19, 1994. Ms. Pearson, 25, and Ms. Davis, 21, were swimming in the Atlantic Ocean when they attempted to return to the beach but were caught in a strong current and pulled farther out. They called for help. Miles, 19, auction coordinator, was on the beach and, with others, entered the water and waded and swam through rough surf toward the two women. He grasped Ms. Pearson, as did Ms. Davis, who had been aided by another man. With Ms. Pearson and Ms. Davis holding to each other, Miles swam back toward shore, with difficulty against the current, towing the women. Ms. Pearson lost consciousness en route, and others began resuscitation efforts when she was removed from the water. She was hospitalized four days. Miles was exhausted, but he recovered.
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