Frank Wesley Brown, 27, truck driver, died attempting to save Pearl L. Walters, aged sixteen, from drowning, Eureka, Kansas, June 16, 1937. While wading in the Fall River, Miss Walters, 16, stepped into deep water and drifted to a point 35 feet from the bank and 30 feet below a dam, where the water was 12 feet deep and turbulent. Removing his shoes, Brown dived from the bank, swam 40 feet, and took hold of Miss Walters, who did not struggle with him. He swam 10 feet toward wadable water and then released his hold, and he and Miss Walters were submerged briefly. A man, who was a good swimmer, then reached Brown and supported him for a short time. They then became separated, and Brown sank and was drowned. The other man swam to the bank. Two other men, who were good swimmers, aided Miss Walters, who was unconscious, to wadable water. She was revived.
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