June Ann Mauro helped to save Leon Martin from drowning, Boca Raton, Florida, February 21, 1990. Martin, 86, remained in the driver’s seat of his car after it plunged into a pond and began to submerge. Having seen the accident, Mrs. Mauro, 32, bank teller, ran to the pond, entered it, and swam to the driver’s side of Martin’s car, where she reached through the window and released Martin’s seat belt. Unable to coax him out of the car, Mrs. Mauro swam to the passenger door and entered the car through that door’s open window. With water rushing into the car, Mrs. Mauro pushed Martin as two men who had arrived pulled him through the driver’s window, then took him to the bank. Mrs. Mauro exited the car, backward, freeing herself of the car as it disappeared beneath the surface of the water, and she swam to safety.
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