Kenneth W. Stevens died attempting to save Shawn D. Smith from drowning, Sparks, Nevada, June 7, 1981. Shawn, 9, fell into Paradise Park Pond and began floundering after a raft he was on capsized. Stevens, 33, television production manager, was sitting on shore, and after removing his shoes, he entered the water and swam 65 feet to Shawn. When he approached, Shawn grabbed Stevens and struggled. Both were submerged and neither returned to the surface. Shawn was rescued by others but remained in a coma. Stevens drowned.
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