George A. Trish, 30, loom operator, died attempting to save Doris C. Smith, 11, from drowning, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1936. While Doris was swimming in the south branch of Conewago Creek, she drifted in a current of two to three m.p.h. over a dam into turbulent water eight to 10 feet deep 35 feet from the bank. She then drifted to a point seven feet from the dam. Trish ran 350 feet to the dam, removed his shoes, waded 35 feet along the crest of the dam, and jumped into the water near Doris. He got hold of her and held her by one arm. They then were submerged and rose three feet from the dam, but again were submerged and rose 15 feet from the dam and were three feet apart. Both rolled over repeatedly in the turbulent water and then sank. Later a man with a rake waded close to the deep water and pulled Doris and then Trish from the water. Neither could be revived.
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