Timothy Jenkins saved Attie M. Dickerson and died attempting to save Charlie Dickerson from drowning, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 10, 1979. While wading in Lake Ponchartrain with her son, Charlie, 3, on her shoulders, Mrs. Dickerson, 31, lost her footing. Charlie fell into the water and went under while his mother struggled to remain afloat. Jenkins, 23, warehouse laborer, entered the water and aided Mrs. Dickerson to safety. He then dived back into the water but did not return to the surface. The bodies of Charlie and Jenkins were later recovered.
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