Jessie R. Moore died attempting to save Myisha Johnson from drowning, Beaufort, North Carolina, August 5, 1989. Myisha, 8, who could not swim, fell off an inner tube while playing near the bank of a channel in the Atlantic Ocean. Moore, 29, laborer, saw Myisha from the bank and immediately ran into the water and swam toward her. He submerged and did not resurface. A man who was fishing nearby entered the water and took Myisha to the bank, but Moore drowned.
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