S. Bryant Kendrick, Jr., saved Randy G. Haithcock from drowning, Ocean Drive Beach, South Carolina, August 11, 1962. While jumping with incoming breakers in the surf in the Atlantic Ocean, Randy, 17, schoolboy, and Sandra A. Davis were caught in a strong undercurrent and carried into deep water, where they were submerged briefly. They called for help as they were carried farther from shore. Bryant, 16, schoolboy, was in the surf and immediately swam toward Randy. At the same time James F. B. Weems waded into the water from the beach and then swam toward Miss Davis, who alternately sank and rose. While Bryant was swimming 200 feet through swells two feet high, Randy sank and remained submerged. Diving from the surface, Bryant found Randy seven feet underwater and surfaced with him. Bryant towed Randy who was heavier than he, 160 feet toward shore, and reached wadable water after passing through a line of breakers. A man waded to him and aided in taking Randy to the beach, where Bryant revived him. Meanwhile Weems swam 210 feet and reached Miss Davis 330 feet from shore. She grasped him about the neck with both arms, but he broke her hold and drew her onto her back. Weems with effort towed Miss Davis 210 feet toward shore and reached the breaker line. A lifeguard, who had been alerted, waded into the water and hurled a life buoy to Weems, who held to it with one arm while supporting Miss Davis with the other. By means of a line attached to the buoy, the guard drew Weems and Miss Davis to wadable water. Weems then carried Miss Davis to the beach. All recovered.
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