Rose M. Griffith died attempting to save Kelleen F. Mattix from drowning, Gladstone, Oregon, June 30, 1984. Miss Mattix, 22, waded into the Clackamas River and lost her footing in the swift current. She struggled to stay afloat and called for help before losing consciousness. A friend, Mrs. Griffith, 26, waitress, was standing on the bank. She entered the water for Miss Mattix and advanced in her direction before she too became caught in the current. Miss Mattix was carried downstream where she was pulled from the water. Mrs. Griffith drowned.
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