Norman Paul Kevan attempted to save Leroy Blake from drowning, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 17, 1982. Blake, 21, struggled to stay afloat in the Monongahela River as current carried him downstream. Kevan, 37, hospital porter, stripped to his undershorts and jumped 65 feet from the Birmingham Bridge into the river, then swam 200 feet to Blake. A struggle ensued, and twice Kevan attempted to get a lifesaving hold on Blake, who then submerged. Kevan, suffering from a broken leg and hypothermia, was pulled from the river by a police rescue boat and hospitalized. He recovered; Blake drowned.
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