Giankarlo Squicimari died attempting to help save Erika M. Hernandez from drowning, Palm Beach, Florida, May 27, 2007. As Erika, 12, struggled in the Atlantic Ocean, her mother, on the beach, shouted for help, attracting the attention of Squicimari, 31, sales representative. He and a friend entered the water and started to swim out to Erika, who was about 180 feet from shore. The friend reached Erika and, although very tired, began to return her to shore, but Squicimari struggled in the current and was overcome. Another man entered the water and took Erika to shore, and then he swam back out and returned the friend to safety as others recovered Squicimari. Squicimari could not be revived, as he had drowned. Erika and Squicimari’s friend were taken to the hospital for treatment.
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