16 Apr Ryan
On September 7, 2013, Ryan and three friends went to their favorite hunting spot near the lake, just 15 minutes from home. From the bank of the lake, the boys shot a duck which fell in the water. Ryan took off his boots and carefully left his wallet, cell phone and pocket knife on the bank. Ryan waded into the water to retrieve the duck and for unknown reasons, went under in only six feet of water. He did not resurface. Several hours later, Ryan was recovered by a search and rescue team. Ryan was 17 years old.
The Swain Family.
We are Charles and Christy Swain. Ryan is our son. Ryan’s Call Foundation was founded to honor Ryan’s life, to educate and increase water safety awareness, and to assist families facing injuries related to outdoor recreational accidents. Ryan was athletic, careful and a good swimmer, yet he lost his life in the water. Regardless of age or physical abilities, no one is immune to the dangers of water.
Ryan Swain / age 17
LAKE + DROWNING Lake Degray