Jon L. Lopez died helping to save Gilberto Agosto from drowning, Haskins, Ohio, May 21, 1999. Agosto, 48, and Lopez, 43, laborer, were fishing in the knee-deep rapids of the Maumee River with two other men. Agosto lost his footing in the swift current and submerged in deep water in a hole in the river floor about 200 feet from the closer bank. Lopez and the two other men immediately responded to where Agosto struggled to stay afloat. They took Agosto to the surface of the water and from the hole, enabling him to wade to the bank. At some point during the rescue, Lopez had submerged and was not seen alive again. Rescuers searched the river for him and found his body early the next morning, near the point at which he had submerged. He had drowned.
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