Eddie Kirkland, 11, schoolboy, died attempting to save Vickie D. Carter, 10, from drowning, Timmonville, South Carolina, June 15, 1967. While playing on the bank of an irrigation pond, the sides of which were almost vertical, Vickie fell into water 14 feet deep and remained submerged. Eddie and the 12-year-old sister of Vickie ran to the edge of the bank. Both jumped into the pond and were submerged in the deep water. The girl did not return to the surface. Eddie rose two feet from the bank but immediately sank again. He did not reappear. Two other children summoned Vickie’s 18-year-old brother. He dived into the pond, found his 12-year-old sister, and tried in vain to revive her. Police and a rescue squad arrived. The bodies of Vickie and Eddie were recovered from the pond.
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