Richard S. Seely died attempting to save Clif D. Edwards from drowning, Mehama, Oregon, September 19, 1982. Clif, 6, struggled against the current while swimming in the North Santiam River and began to panic. Seely, 29, tractor repairman, entered the river for Clif, as did Clif’s father, who was able to take Clif to the bank. Seely struggled with the current, was carried downstream, and submerged. He drowned.
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