Christopher Alan Duggan saved Darian S. H. Mansfield and died attempting to save Adam R. Mansfield from drowning, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, September 3, 2005. While at a sandbar along an Atlantic Ocean beach, Darian, 8, and her brother, Adam, 12, were carried into deep water and from view by a strong current. Their mother and a friend, Duggan, 31, waded to the sandbar and then into the deeper water in search of them. As Duggan continued out, the mother returned to shore, and she alerted help. Duggan reached the children and towed Darian to safety at a point of land bordering the beach, and then he turned back for Adam. Meanwhile, others in the vicinity responded, including a kiteboarder, who made his way to Adam and returned him to safety. Duggan submerged, and his body was found later that day. He had drowned.
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Christopher Alan Duggan, 31, of Prospect, N.S., died on Sept. 3, 2005, at Lawrencetown Beach, as a result of a drowning accident. Born in Halifax, N.S., he was the son of Michael and Frances (McBride).
Duggan attended Sir John A. MacDonald High School and completed his education at Nutana Collegiate, Saskatoon, Sask., in 2000.
Burial was in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church cemetery, Prospect.
(Edited from the Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sept. 5, 2005.)