Body recovered in Johnson Co. flood debris identified as man who tried to save others

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Lexington Herald-Leader

The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.

Relatives said Johnson, 34, had helped his father, uncle and sister escape the swift, fast-rising waters, and lifted his nephew high enough into a tree to be above the water.

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