Family members have identified Michael Lumahang of Ottawa as the man who drowned while trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Michael Lumahang's family

Family members of Michael Lumahang, including his wife, above, await news of the Ottawa man Saturday night near the Ottawa River. (CBC)

‚ÄčOttawa paramedics say they responded to a report of someone drowning at Bate Island near the Champlain Bridge just before 7 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, paramedics treated a 12-year-old boy for mild hypothermia.

Police said two men were fishing when they saw the boy in the water. They said a 24-year-old man rescued the boy and was uninjured.

A 39-year-old man also jumped in the water to help with the rescue, but he disappeared. The police marine and dive unit and Ottawa fire rescue team searched and found his body on Sunday at about 6:35 a.m.

Family members have identified the man as Michael Lumahang, 39, who lived in Ottawa but was originally from Manila, Philippines.


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