Peter J. Tonelli saved David B. Reynolds, Jr., from drowning, Sandwich, Massachusetts, June 7, 1996. Reynolds, 51, was swept into Cape Cod Bay while fishing at the mouth of Old Harbor Creek. He removed his waders, which had filled with water, but they tangled in fishing line and weighed him down as he attempted to return to shore. Fishing about a half-mile away, Tonelli, 32, salesman, was alerted. He ran to the scene and, wearing waders himself, entered the bay, where the water temperature was 56 degrees. Tonelli waded and swam to Reynolds, then grasped him and towed him to shore. Reynolds was treated at the hospital for hypothermia, and he recovered.
71139 – 813171139-8131