Levi Hardy, 47, fisherman, helped to save Percival Thomas, 26, fisherman, from drowning, North Ingonish, Nova Scotia, January 6, 1937. While Thomas and another young man were fishing in the Atlantic Ocean from a dory, a severe storm arose. The temperature was at zero. The wind blew at a velocity of 40 miles an hour, waves became 10 feet high, and the dory was overturned three miles from shore. The young man was drowned, and Thomas sat on the overturned dory. From a schooner that was 125 feet leeward of Thomas, Hardy and his nephew William J. Munden with much effort rowed a dory to Thomas. As Munden reached and attempted to take hold of Thomas, a wave drove his dory 100 feet from Thomas. Hardy and Munden with hard strokes again rowed toward Thomas but advanced only a few feet. Thomas’s dory finally drifted to Hardy’s dory; and during a brief lull Hardy and Munden pulled Thomas into their dory. It then drifted 600 feet to the schooner, which was disabled by the storm; and they were taken abroad. Hardy suffered from exposure but recovered.
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