As family and doctors of Michael Chadbourne made preparations to donate the teen’s organs, friends and teammates from Franklin schools came to say goodbye.
Chadbourne, 16, has been in critical condition at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital since Friday afternoon, when he and three other Franklin teens, Jason Moran, 17, Mark Nally, 18, and Trent Crabb, 17, all went over the Big Blue River dam in Edinburgh. They were trying to help another friend, 16-year-old Sarah McLevish, who was swept over the dam while the group was swimming.
Moran, Chadbourne and McLevish were overtaken and pulled under the fast-moving water. Chadbourne and McLevish surfaced and were pulled to land by Nally and Crabb, who escaped the water. Neither Chadbourne nor McLevish was breathing or had a pulse when they were pulled to land, and they were given CPR until an ambulance arrived.