Anthony Diehl

Carnegie Hero Anthony Diehl, center, with his family, from left, children Robert, Sophia, and Athena, and partner Laura.Carnegie Hero Anthony Diehl died July 13, 2022, attempting to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning near South Haven, Michigan. Elijah T. Britt was playing in the shallow water of Lake Michigan with a bodyboard when the waves became stronger and the current took him farther from shore than the other children in his party. Diehl, a 33-year-old restaurant manager of Beavercreek, Ohio, swam to Elijah, who was then about 65 feet from shore. Diehl was seen near Elijah, but soon the waves separated them and their family lost sight of them. The rough current brought Elijah to shore a short time later, but the boy could not be revived. Water conditions continued to deteriorate and thwarted the search for Diehl. His body was recovered the following day. He, too, had drowned.