Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:03 AM
The Straight Story (48,087 posts)
Funeral Services Held For Man Who Pulled 5-Year-Old Boy From Pond
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Family and friends are gathering on Thursday to say good-bye to the man who died while trying to save a child.
James Jenkins, 30, died when he tried to pull Elijah Walker from an icy pond last week.
Walker was transported to a hospital, where he died on Sunday.
Jenkins was the first man to Walker but struggled to keep his head above the water.
"He ran in and tried to go in and save them. To me, he's a hero, honest. He did the best he could, even as he was drowning, he was still holding that little boy up," said witness Tammy Rhodes.
Jenkinsí father, Walter J. Jenkins III, said he was moved by the outpouring of support for his son.
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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:34 AM
smirkymonkey (17,113 posts)
6. How sad. The man is a true hero.
It is so tragic that he lost his life in trying to help someone. My heart aches for hijm and his family.