Keith A. Davies saved Mary H. Fisher and helped to save Mattie L. Lapp from drowning, Ocean City, New Jersey, May 26, 1983. Miss Fisher, 47, was carried seaward by a strong undertow after she entered the Atlantic Ocean to save Miss Lapp, 18, who was carried seaward by the undertow as she waded along shore. Davies, 23, college student, entered the water and swam to Miss Fisher, whom he took to the end of a nearby jetty. She was hospitalized for five days and recovered. Davies re-entered the water and swam with one end of a rope toward a man who had begun to take Miss Lapp to the jetty. Davies assisted the man, and the three were pulled to safety. Davies was hospitalized one day and recovered. Miss Lapp was hospitalized, but she died 24 days later.
59110 – 675659110-6756