June E. Roberts helped to save Charles A. Luongo from drowning, Boston, Mass., July 31, 1967. Charles, 12, got into difficulty while wading at a beach along the Chelsea Point Channel, and the slight current carried him toward deep water. Mrs. Roberts, 31, housewife, who was wearing bathing attire, noticed Charles submerging intermittently. Although she was pregnant, Mrs. Roberts ran 150 feet to the water’s edge and then waded and swam 35 feet to Charles. He had been carried into water 40 feet deep. Taking hold of Charles, who then lost consciousness, Mrs. Roberts towed him 25 feet toward the beach. She obtained footing in wadable water but was so fatigued and winded that she could not even continue to support Charles. She called for assistance. A man waded to them and took Charles from Mrs. Roberts. She followed the man 10 feet to the beach, where Charles was revived.
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