Juan Miguel Pichardo died after helping to save Genevieve Chell from drowning, Queens, New York, July 24, 1994. Genevieve, 10, struggled in the Atlantic Ocean about 30 feet south of Rockaway Beach. On the beach with his family, Pichardo, 36, distributor, saw her, then ran into the water and swam to her. Pichardo towed Genevieve partway to shore, then passed her to another man who had swum to them. Genevieve was returned safely to shore, but Pichardo submerged and drowned.
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