Kevin H. House died helping to save two girls from drowning, Seaside Park, New Jersey, July 1, 2000. Two young girls began to yell for help while in the Atlantic Ocean off a state park beach. House, 47, regional sales manager, ran into the water and swam to the girls, who were then about 75 feet out. Another man who had swum out was supporting the girls after he had struggled briefly with them. House grasped that man by one arm as the girls, atop him, held to his other arm. House pulled the man and the girls toward shore but then began to flounder. Other men entered the water and aided in taking the girls to the beach, and the first man to have helped left the water safely, although he was exhausted. House was retrieved from the water by others, but he could not be revived.
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