Troy D. Leach died attempting to save David M. Wells from drowning, Danville, Illinois, June 2, 1987. David, 14, fell into the North Fork of the Vermilion River just below a dam. Struggling in the swift, strong current, he called for help. A friend, Troy, 16, high school student, immediately dived into the river after him. He swam to David, who was by then submerged, and lifted him partially above the surface of the water. David submerged again. Troy called for help; he too then submerged. David was swept downstream to wadable water, and he left the river. Troy was also swept downstream, but he drowned.
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