William A. Fournier died attempting to save Richard L. Lisa from suffocation, Belfast, Maine, April 11, 1985. Lisa, 21, at work on his employer’s barge, entered a compartment that was later found to be deficient in oxygen. He lost consciousness. A co-worker, Fournier, 20, tugboat captain, called to Lisa and, on receiving no response, entered the compartment for him. He too lost consciousness, as did a second co-worker who entered the barge for Lisa. Rescue workers later recovered the three victims. Lisa, who was in a coma for 11 days and was hospitalized for four weeks, survived. Fournier and the other co-worker could not be revived.
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