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Shannon Smith

Age: 20

kicker on the Hawaii football team; a Kauai resident, he played one year at Southern Oregon before transferring to Hawaii last season; police Sgt. Cecil Baliaris of Smith, “That young man was a hero. He gave up his own life to save that little boy,”; from drowning while saving coach Fred von Appen's 6-year-old son when the two were sucked into a whirlpool after going down a natural slide together

Died: Lihue, Hawaii, March 29, 1997

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