Portrait of a young man
July 31, 2011 by Chris Dunn
For the first time ever, I left a baseball game in the middle of the third inning yesterday.
It was for a semi-last-minute assignment during which a reporter and I listened to a young man recount how he tried to save a man from drowning — and instead saved his female companion.
The drowning, which happened on the same day as the barn collapse, was the first drowning in Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park since 2008.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Sitting in his family's living room, Kyle Mahorney of York Township describes on Saturday, July 30, 2011, how he tried to save Brian Krumrine, Jr., and instead saved his female companion, Kate, from drowning in Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park on Friday, July 29, 2011. Mahorney said Kate screamed that Krumrine, who was struggling in the water, had let go of her foot right as Mahorney had swum up to them. After diving twice trying to find Krumrine, Mahorney took Kate to the shore. Mahorney said that, had he arrived 30 seconds earlier, he thinks he could have rescued Krumrine. He plans to attend Krumrine's funeral.
Be sure to read Rebecca’s heartbreaking article based on Kyle’s account of the tragedy.