FBI agent dies trying to save swimmer in Puerto Rico
Daniel Knapp, 43, had been with the FBI for six years
By Carol Cratty
Special Agent Daniel Knapp was off duty and at the beach when friends of a struggling swimmer asked for help. Knapp put on his swim fins and went into the water off Playa Escondida — Spanish for Hidden Beach — in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Knapp reached the 18-year-old swimmer and was assisting him, but was overcome by waves, FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez said. A police boat reached the swimmer and he was pulled to safety.
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