Page, of Bogalusa, Louisiana, had been camping, fishing and turkey hunting on the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge with a friend that weekend. He was by himself at the time of the rescue, on his way back to a campsite where he had left some gear. The canal, which is normally tranquil, was swollen with spring rains. Page spotted an overturned boat that had gone over a sill on the canal when its motor died. The boat’s owner, Terry O’Keefe, was dead but his girlfriend Josie Morgan and her three children aged 5,6 and 8 were alive in the current. The children were wearing life vests. Morgan was not.