Steven L. Pritchard died after helping to save Jesse C. Brennan from drowning, Ogden, Iowa, August 23, 1992. Jesse, 6, was a passenger on board a pontoon boat on Don Williams Lake when he fell into the lake. Pritchard, 45, maintenance man, immediately stopped the boat’s motor and dived into the lake after him. He found Jesse below the water’s surface and lifted him above it. Jesse struggled briefly with Pritchard before Jesse’s father, who had also entered the lake from the boat, took Jesse from him. Pritchard submerged, resurfaced and yelled for help, then submerged again. Pritchard’s son then entered the water from the boat, swam to Jesse, and returned him to the boat. After unsuccessful attempts to locate Pritchard, the party returned to shore. Pritchard’s body was recovered from the lake the following day. He had drowned.
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