Barbourville Man Dies Trying To Make Daring Water Rescue

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 6/14/2012 10:42 pm
A Knox County man died trying to save a group of people in the Mississippi River near Saint Louis, Missouri.

The Coast Guard said a boat was taking on water.

Two men in another boat saw it and tried to help, but their boat turned over.

One of those men was Kyle Hardman, 55, of Barbourville, Kentucky.

The Coast Guard called the rescue attempt daring, brave and heroic.

The other man with Hardman survived. 

The Coast Guard said Hardman ended up being pulled by a barge.  He was finally pulled from the water, but died at an area hospital.
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