A Missouri man drowned on Sunday while rescuing two small children on Lake Michigan, according to Wisconsin officials.
An unidentified 40-year-old man entered a lake off North Beach in Racine County when he noticed two children (his family). Suffering from a big rock, The sheriff said.
He saved the young children, but did not come out of the lake.
According to sheriffs, agencies responded to the lake and helped find a man who was found about an hour after he went missing. He was transferred to Ascension All Saints Hospital, where he died.
Sheriff Christopher Schmaling considers the man a “hero,” he said. Interview with The Racine Journal Times.
“He came here with his family … and unfortunately he went for two individuals in the family as a hero and eventually lost his life,” Schmaling said. I did.
men are From Montgomery CityMissouri, about 80 miles northwest of St. Louis, according to WDJT.
Early in the day National Weather Service issued a warning The sheriff’s office has described dangerous water conditions along Lake Michigan that could be life-threatening waves.
According to Journal Times, the lake area was not patroled by Racine’s guards.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and his loved ones,” Schmaling said in a Facebook post. “It is also advisable to take the time to investigate the current state of the lake and take all necessary precautions before entering Lake Michigan.” This is another unfortunate drowning of this summer. As tragic, incredibly sad and preventable. “
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