Good Samaritan Dies After Human Chain Fails


Karen Graham was killed trying to rescue other swimmers in trouble off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama.

(WPMI)  Video captured Saturday in Fort Morgan, Alabama shows waves overtaking a human chain that had formed on the beach trying to rescue swimmers in distress, but ultimately it caused even more people to get caught up in deadly rip currents and rough surf.

Karen Graham, 54, was the first one in that chain and soon found herself in trouble.

“Someone started hollering for help and Karen took off running to help,” said Graham’s mother Laura Carrigan.

Graham, a Collierville, Tennessee resident, was staying at the Beach Club on a girls getaway trip. An air ambulance flew her to the hospital, but it was too late. Karen died trying to save others.

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