John Ray Wilson died after helping to save Brandon Presley from drowning, Freeport, Texas, June 4, 1984. Brandon, 15, and his cousin called for help while in the Brazos River near its juncture with the Gulf of Mexico. As another man swam to the cousin, Wilson, 27, construction worker, swam to Brandon. He took Brandon to a group of men linked arm in arm near the bank; the men aided Brandon from the water. Wilson was pulled out into the gulf, and he drowned.
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