Mahlon V. Fales, 28, electrician, saved Edward L. O’Neil, 18, student, from drowning, Santa Cruz, California, September 4, 1926. While O’Neil was swimming in Del Mar Cove, he was carried by an undertow into Monterey Bay to a point 50 feet beyond the mouth of the cove. There were breakers 10 feet high at the mouth of the cove. Fales waded from the shore at the end of the cove and then swam 300 feet to O’Neil. Taking hold of O’Neil, he swam 150 feet through rough water to a point at least 100 feet from wadable water and was then met by a man who had swum out with a life preserver attached to a line. Fales and O’Neil and the man were pulled to wadable water. Fales was exhausted.
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