Courtney E. Butler died attempting to save Carlos Manzano from drowning, Glen Rose, Texas, May 29, 2007. Manzano, 19, entered the Paluxy River, which was flooded from heavy rains, and was caught in turbulent water at a low-water crossing. He yelled for help. Members of his party at the scene included Courtney, 16. She immediately entered the river in a rescue attempt but also became caught in the same turbulent water. Manzano was washed downstream, to where he clung to a tree until he was rescued by a sheriff’s deputy. He required hospital treatment, and he recovered. Also swept downstream, Courtney drowned.
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