Maureen Jennings Escapes Drowning
But not without cost, as the Orlando Sentinel’s Laurin Sellers reports:
COCOA BEACH – Maureen Jennings believed there would be a happy ending.
Even as she and her two would-be rescuers struggled against the violent
rip current, the popular Canadian mystery writer said Tuesday that she
was sure they would all emerge safely to marvel at such a “close one.” She never imagined only two of them would make it out alive.
Fred Hunt, 51, who had been strolling down the Brevard County beach
Monday morning when he was summoned to help, lost his life trying to
save someone he had never met.
“He died a hero,” said Jennings, 68, who was still shaken by the tragic outcome.