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V o l . 4 N o . 3 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N. Y. 11735 Thursday, September 8 , 1966
IN HEROIC RESCUE
Jim Ketcham, age 14 of 955 Fulton Street, Farmingdale, board and brought them back to the beach. During the rescue
a Freshman at Welden Howitt Junior High, was instrumental of the seven swimmers, five others who attempted to swim
in the rescue of 12 swimmers from the ocean at Montauk to the aid of the stricken swimmers were also caught in the
Point on August 24. undertow and had to be rescued by the surfers.
Young Ketcham, who was surfing at Ditch Plains Beach Young Jim Ketcham personally rescued three of the swim-at
Montauk Point, was the first to notice the plight of several mers. This was not the first rescue for the young Ketcham
bathers who were cau^ it in an undertow and being swept boy. A week prior at the same beach he rescued two men
out to sea. He immediately grabbed his surfboard and paddled by himself. They also were caught in the strong off- shore
out to the struggling swimmers and realized all seven swim- sweep and had become exhausted.
mers were in trouble. He waved to some other surfers on the Jim Ketcham received his training in Life Saving at the
beach who also responded with their boards. The surfers Farmingdale Youth Council and presently serves as a Counselor
placed one and sometimes two exhausted swimmers on each in the Youth • Council's Swimming Program.
For High School Expansion
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Artie Kempf ( 1) and Rocco Anselmo led the South Farmingdale Fire De- greeted by local businessman Norman Levine. The
partment contingent in the annual Labor Day Parade in Hicksville. Ex- interested, smiling on- looker is Gregory Carman,
captain Koy Bazylewicz is accompanied by the groups mascot, a Dalmation. who is assisting Newborn in his campaign.