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Dad sacrifices self to save son

When Joseph Gutierrez’ 5-year-old son slipped of an inflatable dolphin in to the depths of a swirling river, Gutierrez did what most parents would do.

He jumped in to save the boy, reports The Associated Press.

He also drowned.

The child was saved by two bystanders.

The boy may also grow up riddled with guilt, but certainly knowing what true love is.

Chandler dad drowns trying to save 5-year-old son, The Associated Press

PHOENIX — A Chandler father trying to save his 5-year-old son’s life drowned in a river northeast of Phoenix, police said.

Gutierrez jumped into the 17-foot-deep water (of the Salt River) to rescue the boy, as did two bystanders who had been watching people float on inflatable tubes down the river.

The bystanders saved the boy, but Gutierrez drowned. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/294413.php


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