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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:03 AM

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.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/02/14/columbus-funeral-for-man-who-tried-to-save-boy-from-pond.html

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
marble falls Feb 2013 #1
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #2
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #3
daleanime Feb 2013 #4
Kennah Feb 2013 #5
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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:55 AM

1. This man is a real hero.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. He is a true hero

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 AM

3. so young and a hero.

It is so sad. He leaves behind a four old son. RIP

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:53 AM

4. ......

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:28 AM

5. RIP James Jenkins. You are a true hero.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:34 AM

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.

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