Mark S. Brewer attempted to save Kim Ellis from drowning, Springdale, Utah, July 15, 1993. Ellis, 37, 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, one of the other leaders became caught in the turbulent pool at the base of an eight-foot waterfall he was attempting to clear. Ellis jumped into the pool for him, freeing him from the turbulence, but then became caught in the turbulence himself. The third leader, Brewer, 35, account executive, jumped into the pool for Ellis. He grasped Ellis but then was submerged in the turbulent water. Maintaining his hold of Ellis, Brewer pushed off the bottom, removed Ellis from the pool, and took him downstream to shallow water. Brewer and the first leader attempted to revive Ellis, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
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