Ferenc A. Szeitl died after saving Vincent Turnbull and Jerome Callaway from drowning, Derby, Connecticut, June 11, 1981. Vincent, 9, and Jerome, 14, struggled in deep water of a backwater lagoon near the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. Szeitl, 44, municipal employee who was fishing nearby, leapt fully clothed into the lagoon and swam 15 feet to the boys. He pushed Vincent toward shallow water at the opposite bank, then did the same for Jerome. Both boys left the lagoon. Szeitl submerged. His body was found 45 minutes later.
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