Paul F. Serveau helped to save Marilyn M. Frost and three others from drowning, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August 29, 1971. Marilyn, 8, her sister, and her parents were in a two-door sedan when it plunged into deep water in St. John’s Harbor and began to sink 50 feet from a wharf. Serveau, 22, physical education teacher, dived from the wharf and swam to the sedan. Reaching through the open window of the door, he removed Marilyn and then her sister. As the girls swam toward the wharf, Serveau aided the father in climbing out. Holding the father, he then grasped the mother and began aiding her through the window. The sedan sank, pulling all three under. Serveau surfaced with the father and then, reaching underwater, drew the mother to the surface. Supporting both parents, Serveau swam shoreward. A boat that had picked up Marilyn and her sister also took the parents and Serveau aboard and conveyed them to the wharf.
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