Emmett A. Gordy, 19, schoolboy, died attempting to save Frederick B. Frosolono, 15, schoolboy, from drowning, Lagrange, Georgia, September 6, 1928. While Frederickwas swimming in Beach Creek, he was carried by a current into a hole at the foot of a dam where the water was 10 feet deep. He was 40 feet from the bank. Water 15 inches deep flowed over the dam, dropping three feet, and below the dam the water was turbulent. He got on a rock on which the water was four feet deep and maintained himself with difficulty at a point four feet from the fall. Against the advice of a man, Gordy, who was a poor swimmer, waded on the top of the dam for 30 feet from the bank and tossed a tire which was attached to an extension light cord toward Frederick. It did not fall within his reach. Gordy turned as though to get the tire again, lost his footing, and was carried over the dam. He rose a few feet from the dam, was carried by the current into the deep hole, and finally got upon a rock that was a few feet from Frederick. He exerted great effort to maintain his position on the rock. A rope was brought and was thrown from the bank to Frederick, and he was drawn to the bank. About that time Gordy sank and was drowned.
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