Paul Allen Harrelson died after helping to save Timothy D. Harrelson from drowning, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, July 27, 1991. Timothy, 15, was attempting to swim across the Spring River when he experienced difficulty in the cold water and began to struggle. His brother, Paul, 20, groundskeeper, and a friend had already made it across the river. On seeing Timothy in trouble, Paul and the friend swam to him; Timothy struggled with the friend, who had arrived first, and submerged him. Paul then pushed Timothy toward the bank before he himself submerged. The friend aided Timothy to safety. Paul drowned.
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