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Alert neighbors save girls in Hood Canal
LOFALL — The Edge-water Beach Community Club is recognizing and thanking two residents for their lifesaving actions June 30.
Two 12-year-old girls were swimming just off the beach when tidal currents pulled them into Hood Canal.
Lloyd Randall heard their cries from his home, contacted caretaker Jeremy Schumacher and called 9-1-1.
Schumacher grabbed two snorkel units and swam out to the girls. He reached them just in time. Randall directed the rescue personnel to Lofall Community Club, where they took a boat out to Schumacher and the girls.
The girls were cold and tired and scared, but were able to go home with their parents. “If it had not been for the quick actions of Schumacher and Randall, this would have been a tragic situation,” the club wrote in a notice to the Herald.
The club’s Board of Directors and residents of the area “wish to commend and thank the men for their heroic actions.”