Travis Jay Conner died helping to save Kaycie L. Geary from drowning, Eugene, Oregon, July 18, 1992. Kaycie, 6, struggled in deep, swift water of the McKenzie River while on a swimming outing with her mother and others. A member of another party at the scene, Conner, 23, carpenter, was alerted to the situation and immediately entered the river. He swam to Kaycie and pushed her toward the bank, then submerged. Kaycie was removed from the river by others. Arriving rescue personnel removed Conner from the bottom of the river. He was taken to the hospital, but he could not be revived.
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