Frank S. Swisher died attempting to help save Frankie E. Swisher from drowning, Nixa, Missouri, May 27, 1989. Frankie, 11, called for help after he waded into deep water of the James River and floundered as he was being carried away by the current. His father, Swisher, 35, brick mason, who was nearby on the bank, immediately entered the river and swam toward hm. Another man also entered the water for Frankie; that man swam to him and towed hm back to the bank. Swisher too floundered in the deep water and called for help as the current took him away, and he submerged. He was later recovered from the river but could not be revived.
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