Police: Search continues for man who drowned saving child
(AP) — Authorities said they were continuing to search for the body of a Mississippi man who drowned after helping his child out of the water.
Ross Barnett Reservoir police Lt. Trevell Dixon said the man drowned Sunday afternoon, news outlets reported.
Dixon said the man and his family were on a boat Sunday while several children played in the water wearing flotation devices.
One of the children started floating away from the boat, so the man jumped into the water and brought the child back to safety but the man went under and never resurfaced, Dixon said.
The incident happened on the Rankin County side of the reservoir. Dixon said divers from several agencies were searching for the man Monday.
The man’s name wasn’t immediately released by authorities.
“We’re asking everyone to continue to pray for them (the family) at this time,” Dixon said.
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