Richard M. Marcinko saved Trevor M. Rill from drowning, Ocean City, Maryland, September 27, 2003. Trevor, 11, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with a boogie board when he was carried away from shore by a strong current. He became separated from the board and shouted for help. Marcinko, 34, physician assistant, was on the beach when he was alerted to the situation. He immediately entered the water and swam to Trevor, who was then about 300 feet out. With Trevor on his back, Marcinko attempted to return to shore, but they were taken farther out by the current. They were joined by another man who swam out from the beach, and the three held to each other before becoming separated in the water. The other man was carried away. Marcinko and Trevor swam from the current and then to shore. They were tired after the rescue, but they recovered. The other man was removed from the water shortly by a rescue boat. He died of drowning.
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