Robert L. Williams, Jr., died after saving David L. Smith from drowning, Linwood, New Jersey, July 11, 1978. When David, 9, fell into a creek and was carried away from the bank by the current, he panicked and screamed for help. Williams, 43, sanitation worker who was fishing from a bridge over the creek, went to the aid of David, reaching him in deep water. After pushing David to wadable water find safety, Williams went under. His body later was located on the creek bottom some distance downstream.
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