Kevin Moss saved Craig W. Noble from drowning, Petoskey, Michigan, August 17, 2010. Noble, 56, and a friend were swimming in Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan off a beach at a state park when a very strong current kept the friend from returning to shore. After Noble swam to him but also became caught in the current, the men swam with difficulty to a buoy located about 180 feet from shore and clung to it. Moss, 20, college student, was in another party on the beach when he was alerted to the situation. He and a friend entered the water and swam out to the men. Moss grasped Noble in a cross-chest carry and attempted to swim toward shore, but they made no progress against the current. Moss found that he could submerge and push off the lake floor. He did so repeatedly, pushing on Noble to propel him toward shore and using oncoming waves to provide momentum. In similar fashion, Moss’s friend aided Noble’s friend. When the rescuers reached wadable water with Noble and his friend, they were joined by others from the beach in aiding them from the lake. Noble swallowed water and was nearly exhausted, and Moss was tired and cold after the rescue. Both recovered.
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