A group of swimmers swam the 4.3 miles from Nobska Beach to Lake Tashmoo Town Beach on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, July 30. Among those swimmers was 44-year-old first-year Falmouth lifeguard John McCadam, who says the ocean saved his life.

In March 2019, Mr. McCadam was living in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he had been running his own dog training business for about 15 years. “I was making good money. I was basically living the dream,” he said.

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