Mary H. Fisher attempted to save Mattie L. Lapp from drowning, Ocean City, New Jersey, May 26, 1983. Miss Lapp, 18, was wading in the Atlantic Ocean when a strong undertow pulled her seaward. Even though she could not swim, Miss Fisher, 47, schoolteacher, ran into the water after Miss Lapp, but she too was pulled seaward. Miss Fisher was rescued by a man and was hospitalized for five days; she recovered. Miss Lapp was rescued by others, but she died 24 days later.
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