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e 10-Saturday, March 27, 1980-The Michigan Daily
one firefighter dies, another
ings to life after attempt to
ive boy from icy Flint river

LINT (UPI)-Two firefighters
ig to aid in the resuce of a 6-year-d
who fell into the Flint River
erday were overcome by the frigid
r and swept under by a swift
ent, authorities said.1
ie fireman drowned but the other
rushed to a local hospital with a
irmur" of a heartbeat, fire
irtment officials said. Authorities
. earlier it was believed both
nen had drowned.
EARCHERS FOUND both
ighters, Roger Campbell, 22, and
thew Young, 25, in the near-

freezing river about 8 and one-half
hours after they disappeared beneath
the surface of the water at mid-
morning.
Young was pronounced dead but
Campbell apparently survived the
ordeal, Fire Chief Carl Kukla said. He
was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where
doctors worked feverishly, to revive
him.
"They were both very stiff," Kukla
said. "They've working on Campbell.
They claim to have some kind of
murmur in Campbell. They haven't
given up yet."

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Sunday, March 30th, all day
and
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for inventory
WE'RE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

DIVERS AIDED in the search for the
men, who were found about 100 feet
from where they were last seen, fire
officials said.
"They were attempting to swim back
to shore when both of them went down
about two or three times," said Flint
Police Detective Sgt. Ronald Ignash.
Both of them "went down again and
they never came back up."
Campbell and Young were among
several firemen who responded to
reports the boy, identified as Marcus
Lafayette, had slipped into the river
while playing with two friends along the
riverbank on the city's east side.
THE CHILD'S father rushed to the
youngster's aid, swam across the river
and managed to drag the boy to a
peninsula on the other side of the 200-
foot-wide river, Ignash said.
Another unidentified "civilian" also
went to the child's aid and helped the
boy's father give the youngster
artificial resuscitation, Ignash said.
Firefighters arrived a short time
later. One fireman, identified as
Charlie Fays, 39, made it across the
river but when Campbell tried to follow,
he ran into trouble, Ignash said.
"He got into the middle of the river
and complained of his leg muscles
hurting," Ignash said. "Then he fell
back into the water."
Young jumped into the water in an
effort to aid the stricken Campbell, but
both slipped below the water's surface
while trying to make it back to shore,
Ignash said.
The river, which is about 10-feet deep
at its center, was "extremely cold and
extremely fast," Ignash said.

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Of course, the basic idea is really
pretty moldy to begin with. Americans,
drowning in icy cynicism, may have
been looking for a magic solution to the
country's political messes back in 1976,
when they bumped Jimmy Carter into
the presidency, but Carter's long since

learned the value (if not the proper
execution) of creative compromise,
and, like Nashville's faceless presiden-
tial candidate, Hal Philip Walker,
there's somethingasickeningly phony
about him. Maybe that's why Being
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satire-good, lame fun. There's no
emotional guts to it, because w
already accept everything it's tellir.
us. In fact, Americans are probably a
lot more perceptive than Kosinski and
Ashby think. The characters in Being
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human zero, is a great prophet; but I
doubt whether anyone's going to
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