Anthony D. Quaglione died attempting to save Clyde E. Stills from drowning, Coffeyville, Kansas, May 7. 1966. While attempting to swim across a river, Stills, 15, schoolboy, was swept over a dam and dropped about nine feet into turbulent water in a stilling basin which extended 30 feet from the base of the dam to a flooded culvert. He was submerged, surfaced near the culvert, and struggled to swim out of the turbulence but was carried back into the water falling over the dam. Quaglione, 19, student, who had just swam 150 feet across the river, ran more than 100 feet to an abutment at the side of the stilling basin and jumped into the turbulent water. With difficulty he swam 50 feet parallel to the dam and reached Stills, who by then had been submerged briefly several times. Quaglione took hold of Stills by the hand, turned, and attempted to swim out of the turbulence. Both Quaglione and Stills were carried into the water failing over the dam. They were submerged, rose to the surface separately near the culvert, and again were swept back into the falling water. When they reappeared, Stills was tossed out of the turbulent area and, aided by the current, reached the bank. Quaglione several times was swept into the falling water, submerged, and then rose to the surface. Each time he reappeared he tried without success to swim out of the turbulence. He then became inert, and was submerged briefly again. When he next appeared he also was tossed out of the turbulent area, but he sank at the other side of the culvert. His body later was recovered.
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