Stepfather drowns in levee saving stepson's life
POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:04pm
SANTA ROSA, TX (NBC33) — A Texas man drowned Sunday, July 29 after he rescued his stepson during a fishing trip.
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened in Santa Rosa at roughly 6:30 p.m. We’re told the victim, Fenando Vasquez, 47, jumped into the water to save his stepson, Daniel Barron.
“He said that he doesn’t know how to swim, so his stepfather jumped into the water,” Sheriff Omar Lucio said. “However…the current was so strong it carried Mr. Vasquez under.”
It took search crews roughly two hours to locate his body.