Keith R. Miller helped to save Carlos Hernandez from drowning, Avon by the Sea, New Jersey, February 11, 2006. Fully attired, Hernandez, 21, was yelling and struggling in the Atlantic Ocean at a point about 300 feet from shore. Miller, 64, marketing consultant, was jogging past the scene when he saw Hernandez. He stripped down to his running tights and entered the water, the temperature of which was about 40 degrees. He waded and swam to Hernandez, who was by then unconscious and floating face down. Miller rolled him over and revived him, then began to tow him toward shore, Hernandez outweighing Miller. A police officer arrived and waded into the water with a rescue buoy. When the rescuers met, they positioned Hernandez atop the buoy, and all three returned to shore. Hernandez was hospitalized, as were Miller and the officer, who required treatment for exposure. They recovered.
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