Kenneth H. Slade died after helping to save Abigail P. Slade from drowning, Palm Beach, Florida, March 21, 2004. Abigail, 10, and her cousin were swimming in the Atlantic Ocean when they were caught by a strong current that pulled them farther from shore. On the beach in that vicinity, their paternal uncle, Slade, 48, attorney, saw them struggling and ran into the water for them, as did several other men. Slade reached Abigail and towed her toward shore, then he was relieved of her by one of the other men. That man took her a distance, then, overcome by exhaustion, was separated from her. He was rescued from the surf, and Abigail likewise reached shore safely. Slade lost consciousness and was removed from the water by others. He was taken to the hospital, where he died of drowning. Abigail and her cousin, who was rescued by others, also were taken to the hospital for treatment, and they too recovered.
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