James A. Mitchell died attempting to save Candace C. Foster from drowning, Townsville, North Carolina, July 4, 2002. Candace, 13, waded into a cove of Kerr Lake at Henderson Point, and when she attempted to return to shore she began to struggle in deeper water. Mitchell, 21, in another party on shore, entered the lake and made his way to Candace, reaching her at a point about 75 feet out. A struggle ensued, then both submerged in the 10-foot-deep water and did not resurface. Their bodies were recovered within the hour by responding rescue personnel. They had drowned.
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