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Selfless woman saves three year old boy from the sea

Year 1834

Read by Rufus Uloth – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

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During the month of September 1834, when Mrs. J. Savory, of Bond Street, was staying at Littlehampton in Sussex, a little child only three years of age, the son of Mr. Andrews of Bond Street, fell into the sea. Mrs. Savory was sitting on the beach with a book, and without thinking of danger, she plunged into the sea quite out of her depth, which nearly overwhelmed her. She seized the boy’s clothes, and after a hazardous struggle for some minutes, in which she was knocked down by the wave, saved his life, and he is now living and well.

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