Clyde L. Whitehead died saving Clyde L. Brown from drowning, Benton, Tennessee, June 7, 1936. While wading in the Hiwassie River near a sandbar, Clyde, 8, stepped into water 12 feet deep and drifted to a point 40 feet from the bar. While Whitehead’s son reached Clyde and supported him briefly, Whitehead, 41, moulder, waded from the bar and then swam 50 feet and took hold of Clyde. Whitehead’s son then swam to wadable water, and Whitehead and Clyde drifted 50 feet farther from the bar. By that time a rowboat had been paddled awkwardly to within 15 feet of them; and Whitehead, who was low in the water, shoved Clyde toward the boat. Clyde grabbed an oar that was extended to him and was drawn to the boat. After shoving Clyde, Whitehead sank and was drowned.
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