Kathleen Ann Corrigan saved Mark W. Butler from drowning, Lakewood, Ohio, July 4, 1970. When he waded into Lake Erie about 100 feet from a rock and concrete breakwater, Mark, 9, was caught in an undertow and carried away from shore. Miss Corrigan, 18, store cashier, was on the walkway of the breakwater and noticed Mark when he was about opposite her. She entered the water, swam through waves three to four feet high, and reached Mark in deep water 150 feet from shore. He then was floating face down and was semi-conscious. Miss Corrigan turned him onto his back and, aided by the waves, began towing him toward the beach. A large wave submerged her briefly; but she regained her hold on Mark and continued shoreward with him. Mark suddenly revived and began struggling; but Miss Corrigan calmed him and towed him to wadable water.
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