Edward G. Yakubisin died attempting to save William P. Bernett from drowning, Norvelt, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1972. William, 12, fell into an abandoned reservoir. He was unable to swim, and his struggles carried him into deep water 20 feet from the bank. Edward, 14, high-school student, removed his shoes and jumped into the water. He swam to William, who grasped him about the legs. Both boys went under. William remained submerged. Edward surfaced twice and then did not reappear. Their bodies later were recovered.
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