Dealership owner’s son dies attempting to save drowning victim

West Point Academy cadet Tom Surdyke died on Tuesday after attempting to save a person from drowning, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Surdyke is the son of Tim Surdyke, the owner of Missouri-based Surdyke Motorsports.

Michael Horsey, a member of the West Point Parents Club of St. Louis, commented on Facebook that Surdyke was a hero, one who "demonstrated the highest level of Duty, Honor, Country that all Army officers, all military members, are called to uphold."

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