GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A father drowned after saving his children from drowning Sunday afternoon at Joe Pool Lake, a Grand Prairie Police Department spokesman said.
Detective Lyle Ginsler said police and fire responders were called to the Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake at 1:34 p.m.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
Witnesses said a father and mother were sitting on the beach when they saw the flotation device their three children were sitting on flip over. The father went in after them along with a witness.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
The children were saved, but the man “slipped beneath the surface of the water and was not seen again,” Ginsler said.
A dive team found his body about a half hour later. He was unresponsive, Ginsler said, but was taken to Mansfield Methodist Hospital in an unknown condition.MORE NEWS: Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy
He died hours later, Ginsler said.