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Stepfather drowns in levee saving stepson's life

Stepfather drowns in levee saving stepson's life

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:52am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:53am

Tragic news out of Santa Rosa, where a man lost his life saving the life of his stepson who drowned in a levee.

It happened north of the sugar mill near State Highway 107 on a levee, the step-son was not a swimmer and fell into a strong current, the stepfather jumped in saving the boy, but was swept under by the current.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio commented, "Sometimes people go out there which is common, either to go fishing or to go get some bait. The stepson's name is Daniel Barron. He says that he doesn't know how to swim so his stepfather jumped into the water."

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