Michael Ray Arra died attemping to save Perry R. Adams from drowning, Lester, Alabama, August 12, 1975. While wading in a creed, Perry, 14, stepped into deep water, was submerged briefly, and called for help. Although he could not swim, Arra, 20, hospital orderly, waded to near Perry and was extending a fishing pole when he also stepped into the deep area. Perry’s father arrived and aided him in reaching safety, but Arra drowned.
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