David Jones died attempting to save Cynthia M. Gibson from drowning, Rock Island, Illinois, June 23, 1975. When she went to the aid of a boy who had fallen into the Sylvan Slough, Cynthia, 14, a non-swimmer, was carried away from the bank by the current. Alerted to the situation, Jones, 53, construction worker, removed his shoes, entered the slough, and swam to Cynthia, who then was in deep water. A struggle ensued; and both Cynthia and Jones drowned.
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