Qemal Agaj helped to save Maureen A. Jennings from drowning, Cocoa Beach, Florida, October 22, 2007. Jennings, 68, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean when she was caught in a current while attempting to return to shore. Agaj, 65, retired factory worker, and others on the beach were alerted to her situation. He and another man entered the water and waded and swam out to Jennings. They then pushed her a distance toward shore before succumbing to the current themselves. Jennings struggled through wadable water to reach shore safely, receiving aid en route. Responding members of a rescue team recovered Agaj from the water, and then, joined by a lifeguard, returned the other man to the beach. Agaj recovered from exhaustion and ingesting water, but the other man drowned. .
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