Scott Edward Goodridge helped to save Wesley P. Murphy and Paul J. Swain from drowning, Renews, Newfoundland, October 17, 1994. Wesley, 11, was playing on the rocky shore of Renews Harbor when a wave broke over him and washed him into the rough water. He was carried out from shore by a strong current. Of those alerted to the scene were Swain, 45, and Goodridge, 21, fisherman. Donning one life jacket and taking another with him, Goodridge jumped into the water and swam about 200 feet to Wesley. He put the second life jacket around Wesley and began to return to shore with him. Swain, meanwhile, also was washed into the harbor by a wave, as he was attempting to secure a rescue line. He struggled to stay afloat. Goodridge, still towing Wesley, and Swain swam to each other; they held to each other, unable to get to shore because of the rough water. A boat arrived shortly and recovered Goodridge, Wesley, and Swain and took them to a wharf. Wesley and Swain were taken to a private residence for medical treatment of exposure to the cold water, and Goodridge, cold and tired, returned to his home. All recovered.
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