Kim Ellis died saving David G. Fleischer from drowning, Springdale, Utah, July 15, 1993. Fleischer, 27, and two other men were leading five teenage boys on a wilderness expedition along Kolob Creek. A day into their trip, during which they encountered high water in the creek as it flowed through a narrow canyon, Fleischer became caught in the turbulent pool at the base of an eight-foot waterfall he was attempting to clear. One of the other leaders, Ellis, 37, repair technician, immediately jumped into the pool for him, freeing him from the turbulence. Ellis then became caught in the pool, from which he was removed, unconscious, by the third leader. Fleischer, who had reached safety, and the third leader attempted to revive Ellis, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
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