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Altruism no surprise to longtime friends




Jason Moran’s classmate wasn’t surprised to hear that he was willing to risk his life for a friend.

A.J. Barr played football and ran track with Moran in middle school. He remembers the 17-year-old, who would have been a senior at Franklin Community High School this fall, as someone who was always motivated and was constantly helping and encouraging the people around him.

On Sunday, Barr stood under an overcast sky and stared at the Big Blue River dam. Moran, 17, died there after he and three other teens followed a friend, Sarah McLevish, who was swept over the dam. Michael Chadbourne and McLevish, both 16, remained in critical condition on Sunday evening at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

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