Roger J. Francoeur died after saving Luc R. Scalabrini from drowning, Timmins, Ontario, April 25, 1982. Luc, 3, his brother, and their father were in a truck which entered the frigid Mattagami River. As the boys’ father began to swim with them back toward the bank, Francoeur, 36, miner, who had been fishing nearby, entered the water, which was high and fast with spring runoff. After retreating because of the cold, Francoeur reentered the river, swam to Luc, and took him back toward wadable water, where others took him to safety. Francoeur then submerged and drowned.
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