A father drowns trying to save his son's life - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Father drowns trying to save his son's life

Divers going into the water to locate a missing swimmer. (Source: WOIO) Divers going into the water to locate a missing swimmer. (Source: WOIO)
Rescue teams responding the accident. (Source: WOIO) Rescue teams responding the accident. (Source: WOIO)
On-lookers watch as rescue teams go into action. (Source: WOIO) On-lookers watch as rescue teams go into action. (Source: WOIO)
Area blocked off near the scene of the accident at E. 72nd and N. Marginal (Source: WOIO) Area blocked off near the scene of the accident at E. 72nd and N. Marginal (Source: WOIO)
Pier where the family was fishing before the accident. (Source: WOIO) Pier where the family was fishing before the accident. (Source: WOIO)

The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner confirms that the office has been notified of the death of the reported drowning victim from earlier Sunday.

Cleveland EMS confirmed that three people were rescued from the water near N. Marginal and E. 72nd Street which began at approximately 6:43 p.m. on Sunday, August 25.

Reports from authorities say that a family of three were the people involved in the rescue.  Apparently a 12-year-old boy somehow fell into the water while the family was fishing on the E. 72nd St. pier.  Both parents then jumped into the water to save their son.  A good samaritan who was close by also went into action to help the family.  The mom, son and good samaritan all made it out fine but the father wouldn't be so fortunate. 

EMS reported that they transported the child to Rainbow Babies and Children while mom and dad were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center.  The woman and child were in stable condition while dad was in full cardiac arrest.

Just after 9:30 p.m., the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the drowning death.

The victim's identity has not been released and no other information is available at this time.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Alternative Melania Trump jacket sells out

    Alternative Melania Trump jacket sells out

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:19:56 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:19:56 GMT
    The company quickly sold out of its first version of the jacket, but is now offering T-shirts, hoodies and bomber jackets. (Source: Wildfang.com)The company quickly sold out of its first version of the jacket, but is now offering T-shirts, hoodies and bomber jackets. (Source: Wildfang.com)

    The company quickly sold out of its first version of the jacket but is now offering T-shirts, hoodies and bomber jackets.

    More >>

    The company quickly sold out of its first version of the jacket but is now offering T-shirts, hoodies and bomber jackets.

    More >>
  • In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

    In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:21 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:16:35 GMT
    A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

    More >>

    Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

    More >>
  • At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:12:25 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-06-22 22:15:12 GMT
    Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

    More >>

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly