Randi L. Reboul helped to save Anthony C. Plescia from drowning, Slidell, Louisiana, June 7, 1970. Fire broke out on a twin-engine craft about 50 feet from the banks of a bayou, inflicting burns on everyone aboard. The other passengers jumped into the water; but Plescia, 59, wholesale grocer, called for help because he could not swim. Randi, 17, high-school student, jumped from another boat and swam to the burning craft despite being warned of a possible explosion. By then Plescia had jumped into the water. Randi swam to Plescia, who grasped him and caused them to be submerged briefly. As Plescia struggled with him, Randi called for assistance. Another young man swam to them, pulled Plescia away, and aided Randi in towing him to a patrol boat.
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