Wayne Maurice Dunn died after helping to save Janice A. Harper from drowning, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, May 30, 1979. While frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean, Miss Harper, 24, a non-swimmer, became caught in a strong current and was carried seaward. Dunn, 27, university instructor, swam in pursuit and reached her in deep water about 125 feet from shore, where he supported her until others arrived. While Miss Harper was being taken to shore, Dunn sank and drowned.
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