Cadet laid to rest after saving swimmer in Southampton

A funeral was held Monday for the young military cadet who died while trying to save someone from drowning at a Southampton beach. It would

A West Point cadet sacrificed his life trying

A West Point cadet sacrificed his life trying to save another swimmer at a Hamptons beach.

SOUTHAMPTON - A funeral was held today for the young military cadet who died while trying to save someone from drowning at a Southampton beach. 

Today would have been West Point cadet Tom Surdykye's 19th birthday. 

The Missouri teen died after saving a swimmer from drowning at Coopers Beach.

Surdyke's mom said on Facebook that he continued to save lives even after death by becoming an organ donor.

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