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Bonus: A Conversation with James, Danny, and Parker

June 2, 2021


In this bonus episode, you’ll hear the story of Archer’s accident from the perspective of three of his friends who were right there with him in Cape May: James Schmucker, Danny Giannascoli, and Parker Mitchell. James was the one to pull Archer out of the water, Danny was on the beach, and Parker was visiting from Baltimore that week. They reflect on the moments when they first realized something was wrong, the call to beach patrol, and the rescue efforts and aftermath on the beach and in Cape May.

James, Danny, and Parker share their memories of that day, including the moments when they first realized something was wrong and the rescue that followed, as well as their memories with Archer throughout high school, and their reflections on how Archer’s accident has impacted their lives.

To hear more about the day of the accident, listen to episode 1, “The Call”: 

Listen to the interview with Davis Barsby, another eyewitness to the accident and a friend of the family:  

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Music in this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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