Christopher M. Heaton, Sr., 26, drowned, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, while attempting to rescue a small child that he believed was trapped in a submerged vehicle. Authorities say the Tennessee River's current was swift when 25-year-old Christopher Heaton jumped in the water to rescue his girlfriend.
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published Thursday, February 9th, 2012
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Christopher Heaton was proud of his two young sons, always showing off photos of them. “He was always bragging about them,” said Chris York, who worked with 25-year-old Heaton at Advance Auto in Jasper, Tenn.