Richard Doherty, Jr., 15, schoolboy, saved Raymond K. Snyder, 28, telephone repairer, from drowning, North Long Branch, New Jersey, August 13, 1928. While Snyder was wading in the Atlantic Ocean, he was carried into deep and rough water. There were breakers six feet high. After five or six men had made unsuccessful efforts to get through the breakers to go to Snyder, Richard dived through a breaker and swam 120 feet to him. He tried to swim toward the shore with Snyder, but he was unable to make any progress, and he called for aid. He changed his hold two or three times in his efforts, and they were submerged by waves several times. Finally they were carried rapidly to shallow water by the waves. Men aided them to shore, where Snyder collapsed; but he was revived. Richard had been in the water for 10 minutes and was fatigued.
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