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Mercer County man drowns saving boy in Mexico

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By The Associated Press
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:51 a.m.
 

FARRELL — A Mercer County man drowned while saving a young boy caught in rough surf while the man was vacationing in Cancun, Mexico.

Jeff Brown, 50, of Farrell was vacationing with his girlfriend, Tracy Duez, and several other couples when he died on Wednesday.

Duez' sister, Wendy Donner, says Brown entered the water to save the boy even though there were red flags on the beach warning of a dangerous undertow. Witnesses say Brown helped the boy onto a life buoy but was himself caught in the undertow and died.

The J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A worker there says the arrangements were incomplete Monday, while the staff worked to confirm arrangements to fly Brown's body back to western Pennsylvania.

 

 
 


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