A 4-year-old was saved by a woman from drowning. 9 years later that boy saved the woman's husband at the same beach!
Some stories should make it into Ripley's Believe It or Not, and sometimes they just make it into compilations of incredible stories. When Roger Lausier was four years old, he wandered off from his mom at the Salem, Massachusetts beach. He paddled around for awhile, but then a powerful undercurrent pulled him out.
He would have drowned, but a woman swam out and pulled him back to shore. She revived him and saved his life. She also refused all rewards for her heroic act and left happy to have helped. Nine years later, Roger was thirteen and a very experienced swimmer.
He was tracking a shoal of bluefish when he heard a woman screaming her husband was drowning. Roger saw the woman's husband floundering in the water after falling from his boat. Roger paddled his inflated raft over to the well-built guy and grabbed his hand.
He held him above water until another boat got to them and was able to help bring the guy to shore. It wasn't until a presentation later that Roger found out that the man he saved was the husband of the woman who saved his life nine years earlier at the same beach.