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Long Branch, NJ Drowning Rescue, July 1894

Rescued the Young Woman Swimmer.

LONG BRANCH, N. J., July 13.--Miss Hirschhahn of New York, who is the guest of H. Liebman, the New York brewer, had a narrow escape from drowning here today. The young woman, while being an expert and fearless swimmer, has been cautioned against venturing out beyond the lines. Today the sea was running high, and Miss Hirschhahn, who was bathing with a party, swam out beyond the others. She became exhausted and cried for help. Benjamin T. Rhoades of New York, who was lying upon the sand, fully dressed, plunged in and swam to her assistance. He caught Miss Hirschhahn just as she was going down for the last time, and brought her ashore.

The New York Times, New York, NY 14 Jul 1894

article | by Dr. Radut