La Grange man dies after saving grandson in canoe accident
LA GRANGE – A La Grange man died last week after saving his 9-year-old grandson after their canoe capsized.
Dennis Murphy, 70, was canoeing June 12 with his son-in-law and two grandchildren on the Delaware River near Nazareth, Pa., when their boat capsized. Murphy's son-in-law, James Ferri, was able to grab his younger son, Thomas, while Murphy grabbed the older boy, Samuel, by the waist and brought him to Ferri.
Ferri then went back into the river and brought Murphy to shore. He conducted CPR until Murphy could be brought to a hospital, where he was revived briefly before passing away. It was later determined that he had suffered a heart attack while in the water.
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