Randy Joe Boswell died after helping to save a girl from drowning, Kure Beach, North Carolina, August 13, 1995. While playing at the shoreline of an Atlantic Ocean beach in a state recreation area, an 11-year-old girl and her friend were caught in a very strong current and pulled seaward into deeper water. From on shore, Boswell, 33, drywall installer, and another man ran into the water then waded and swam to the girls. The other man returned the girl’s friend to shore, but Boswell and the girl struggled. A third man entered the water and swam toward them; Boswell pushed the girl toward him, and that man returned her to shore. The girl was unconscious but was revived and was hospitalized overnight for treatment of effects of the ordeal. Carried away by the current, Boswell submerged and drowned; his body was recovered the next morning.
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