Monique Kathleen Bray saved Jodie A. Harrison from drowning, Espanola, Ontario, May 14, 1993. At night, Jodie, 17, and two other teenagers were in a paddleboat on Agnew Lake when the boat took on water and flipped at a point several hundred feet from the bank. Calling for help, they began to swim back to the bank. Friends on shore, including Monique, 17, high school student, were alerted. After seeing Jodie bob in the lake at a point about 375 feet out, Monique immediately entered the water and swam to her. She established a hold on Jodie, who by then was exhausted and numbed by the frigid water. Using her free arm, Monique backstroked to the bank, Jodie in tow. Nearing exhaustion herself, Monique reached wadable water and pulled Jodie from the lake. Both girls were taken to the hospital for treatment of hypothermia, and they recovered. Of the other teenagers on the paddleboat, one reached shore safely, but the other submerged and drowned.
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