Wade Allen Tracy died attempting to save Alex B. Sawyer from drowning, Sullivan, Maine, August 2, 1994. Sawyer, 20, was swimming across a water-filled quarry when he began to experience difficulty at a point about 70 feet from the bank. He shouted for help. Tracy, 18, high school student, and another friend from Sawyer’s party immediately entered the quarry and swam out to him. In an ensuing struggle, Tracy and the other friend were submerged; they resurfaced. Another member of their party responded to aid, then, as the group proceeded to the bank, they became aware that Tracy was struggling in the water. He submerged. His body was recovered the next day; he had drowned.
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