Christopher A. P. Smith died helping attempt to save Jeffrey A. Brasser from drowning, Port Stanley, Ontario, June 16, 1998. At a point about 1,000 feet from shore, Jeffrey, 16, struggled against rough water in Lake Erie to return to the pier from which he had fallen while on a swimming outing with two friends. Smith, 19, student, and others on the pier were alerted. After attempts by Jeffrey’s friends and others to save him were not successful, Smith entered the lake from the pier and swam to him. They struggled to return to the pier, then were separated and submerged. Divers arrived, but deteriorating conditions precluded their entering the water. Jeffrey was removed from the lake later that day, and Smith, the following day. Both had drowned.
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