A Good Samaritan Drowns While Trying to Save 3 Children
August 10, 2020
A 29-year-old Fresno man named Manjeet Singh died after jumping into a fast-moving river in Reedley, near Fresno, California to rescue three children, according to police.
Singh was visiting Reedley Beach with several relatives and friends Wednesday evening, August 5 when he heard a woman cry for help. Singh saw the three children drifting into the river. He quickly took off his turban and tried to use it as a rope to pull the children to safety.
When that didn’t work, he rushed into the raging cold water and was quickly pulled under by the currents, Singh’s brother-in-law Malkiat Singh stated to local television news outlets.
Singh’s body was later found downstream after emergency personnel searched the area for an hour. His body was later taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Singh’s family and friends managed to rescue two out of three children from the water, but the third child—an 8-year-old girl was swept away by the river current.
She was later found and taken to the hospital where she remains on life support, according to CBS SF BayArea.