Teresa E. Beasley, 15, schoolgirl, helped to save Mark T. Regan, 10, from drowning, Scarboro, Maine, August 27, 1965. Mark, who could not swim, was wading in the Atlantic Ocean with the ten year-old brother of Miss Beasley when they were knocked down by a wave and carried into water beyond their depth. They shouted for help. Miss Beasley swam 15 feet through waves three feet high to her brother and pushed him 10 feet toward the beach, where he found footing and continued to shore. She then swam 20 feet back through the waves to Mark, who was 35 feet from the beach. Mark threw his arms around her neck causing them to be submerged. Under water Mark released Miss Beasley, and they returned to the surface. Choking from water she had swallowed, Miss Beasley tried to obtain a hold on Mark, who continued struggling. They were submerged briefly several times before Miss Beasley, who was tiring, secured a hold on Mark. She tried to tow him shoreward but could make no headway because of the under tow. Becoming fatigued, she shouted for help while supporting Mark. They were submerged briefly several more times before three youths arrived with a surfboard and took them to shore.
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