Kimberly Kai Stamper died attempting to save Robert C. Nimocks from drowning, Juniata, Nebraska, June 11, 1997. Robert, 17, was swimming across Prairie Lake when he began to struggle and yell for help. Ms. Stamper, 31, truck driver, one of the adults in his party on the bank, entered the water and waded and swam about 165 feet to him. They struggled and submerged but resurfaced. Another adult member of the party entered the water and swam to Robert, but Robert struggled against him, also. That man broke away and returned to the bank, but Ms. Stamper and Robert submerged a final time. They drowned.
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