Frankie J. Kennedy helped to save a woman from drowning, Niagara Falls, New York, June 14, 1993. A 36-year-old woman entered the Niagara River about 300 feet above the American Falls in a suicide attempt and was quickly carried downstream by the extremely swift current. A tourist, Kennedy, 36, plumber, was viewing the falls from an observation area behind a railing when his attention was directed to the woman. He immediately jumped the railing and ran to the water’s edge. From a point about 25 feet above the falls, Kennedy reached out from the bank for the woman, but she was beyond his grasp. He then ran downstream, closer to the falls, and again reached for her. He grasped her by the arm and maintained his hold while others who had followed him to the bank pulled her from the river at a point about eight feet from the brink of the falls.
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