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Georgia man drowns trying to save father who fell into lake

May 28, 2019

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Georgia say a man drowned when he jumped into a lake to save his 64-year-old father who had accidentally fallen in.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said it recovered the body of 34-year-old Jermiah Israel, of Jonesboro, on Monday. Israel jumped into West Point Lake from his boat to save his father around 12:30 a.m.

The lake lies about 80 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Sheriff’s officials say other boaters were able to pull the father from the water. He was treated at a hospital and released.

Rescue crews found Israel’s body around 10:45 a.m.

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