Funeral held for West Point Cadet who rescued struggling swimmer

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West Point Cadet(KPLR) – West Point Cadet Thomas Surdyke was buried following a funeral service Monday afternoon.  Surdyke died of injuries suffered while rescuing a swimmer caught in a riptide off Long Island, New York.

He graduated last year from Saint Pius the Tenth High School in Festus.

Today would have been his 19th birthday.

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