Joseph Duy Khanh Do died attempting to save Nga Nguyen from drowning, Bakersfield, California, August 31, 1986. Miss Nguyen, 18, who was on an outing with relatives and friends, slipped from a rock along the bank of the Kern River. She fell into the swift-flowing river and called for help as she was carried downstream. Do, 20, college student, immediately jumped into the river and swam to her. Miss Nguyen clung to Do as they were carried downstream into a series of rapids, where they soon submerged. Their bodies were later recovered.
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