Daniel John Govoni died attempting to save Richard L. Lisa from suffocation, Belfast, Maine, April 11, 1985. Lisa, 21, at work on his employer’s barge, entered a compartment that was later found to be deficient in oxygen. He lost consciousness. After a co-worker entered the compartment for Lisa and also collapsed, Govoni, 20, seaman, entered the compartment. He too lost consciousness. Rescue workers later recovered the three victims. Lisa, who was in a coma for 11 days and was hospitalized for four weeks, survived. Govoni and the other co-worker could not be revived.
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