Albert J. Breisinger died as the result of attempting to save Bradford S. Reed and Kenneth D. Long from suffocation, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, September 9, 1979. Bradford, 16, and Kenneth, 14, were overcome by carbon dioxide in a mine sink-hole 20 feet deep and collapsed on a ledge near the bottom. Breisinger, 23, police patrolman, entered the hole and descended to the boys. Breisinger also was overcome. He and both boys died.
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