Tony Herald is lucky to be alive and he is quick to give credit to his mother and younger brother for saving him from the deadly current at Robinson Dam.
Just hours before a Harrison County man died in the horrific waters at the Robinson Dam, Herald was brought lifelessly to the shore.
About 4 p.m. Saturday, Herald, his mother Connie Applegate, and brother, Robert Webber, went to Robinson Dam for an afternoon swim. They had just arrived when Herald, 20, went into the water above the dam. He was soon swept over the dam by the raging water and fighting for his life.