Leo Edward Fencer, 14, schoolboy, saved Charles E. Lawrence, 8, from drowning, Rye North Beach, New Hampshire, August 5, 1926. From rocks that extended in a line into the Atlantic Ocean, Charles slipped into water six feet deep at a point 115 feet from shore. Leo swam 60 feet mostly through wadable water to Charles and tried to swim with him. Charles grasped Leo and struggled with him, and they were carried by a strong undertow to a point 250 feet farther from shore near another line of rocks, where the undertow was not so strong. With great effort Leo then swam to a point close to shore, where a man in wadable water helped them out of the water. Leo was exhausted and collapsed on reaching the beach. He was revived but did not fully recover for a week.
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