Marion Clare Brown saved Joel E. Johnson from drowning, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, September 1, 1933. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean at a point 350 feet from the shore, Johnson, 26, was seized with cramps in both legs. With difficulty, he swam 50 feet toward shore and then called to Miss Brown, 18, student, for help. Miss Brown swam 50 feet to Johnson and in rough waves four to five feet high swam with great exertion, aiding him 150 feet toward shore. A young man, who was a strong swimmer, then swam to Johnson. Miss Brown and the young man supported Johnson between them and swam 125 feet. Near shore there was a strong undertow. Others relieved Miss Brown and the young man of Johnson and took him to shore. Johnson recovered. Miss Brown swam and waded to the shore without aid but was fatigued and nervous.
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