Christopher McGalliard died attempting to save Sarah A. Hale from drowning, Cropwell, Alabama, April 21, 2002. Sarah, 13, fell from the personal watercraft she had been using on Logan Martin Lake and shouted for help. McGalliard, 25, truck driver, who was fishing from a pier about 150 feet away, removed his shoes, dived into the water from the end of the pier, and swam toward Sarah. When he had reached a point about 10 feet from her, he submerged. Persons aboard a boat that arrived about then pulled Sarah from the water and made attempts to locate McGalliard. His body was recovered by responding rescue personnel; he had drowned. Sarah sustained a wrist injury, from which she recovered.
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