Michael Lumahang drowns after trying to rescue boy from Ottawa River
Boy, 12, rescued by 24-year-old man but another man drowns while trying to assist
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.
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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