Robert Glenn Maestas died attempting to save Ronald L. Van from drowning, Joseph City, Arizona, February 13, 1983. After his boat was capsized in Chloe Lake, Van called for help as he was being carried away by the current. Maestas, 28, laborer, who had been standing on a nearby dike, entered the lake, seized Van, and returned him to wadable water. The current again took Van into deep water, and again Maestas swam to him. During the struggle that ensued, both men were carried farther from the dike. First Maestas, and then Van, submerged. Both drowned.
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