Jerry O. Anderson died attempting to save Jonathan W. McFarlin from drowning, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 27, 1989. Wading atop a submerged dam in the Stones River, Jonathan, 12, fell into deep water below the dam. Anderson, 35, who was fishing from the bank nearby, immediately entered the river and swam to him. He grasped Jonathan and attempted to swim against the swift current, then pushed Jonathan toward safety. Jonathan was able to swim to the bank, but Anderson submerged. He was recovered from the river shortly, but he could not be revived.
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