Richard L. Moody, Jr., saved M. Carolyn Thomas from drowning, Moultrieville, South Carolina, July 10, 1935. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, Carolyn, 10, was unable to make progress against a strong undertow and drifted to a point 375 feet from shore. Her aunt, who was a poor swimmer, waded toward Carolyn but got beyond her depth and then drifted to a point 15 feet from Carolyn. Moody, 21, student, waded from shore and in rough water swam 275 feet to Carolyn. He then towed her and swam with great effort 275 feet toward shore. Waves four feet high washed over them. Moody got footing in the troughs of waves and maintained his footing with difficulty. Others then met him and took Carolyn to shore. She was revived. Moody waded to shore and was temporarily exhausted.
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