Friends remembered: Keith W. Daniels

Kenneth W. Daniels, 81, of Havelock, N.C., died March 29, 2016.  He and a co-rescuer were each awarded a Carnegie Medal in 1961 for saving a crewman who was trapped in a supply vessel that had overturned in the Gulf of Mexico four miles off Burrwood, La., on Aug. 14, 1960.    A professional diver, Daniels entered the boat repeatedly with his co-rescuer and in complete darkness searched for the victim, who had been trapped for more than two hours.  They found him in the ship’s lounge, the remaining air of which contained strong diesel-fuel fumes.  Daniels gave the man a mask and led him from the vessel, ending his five-hour ordeal.