A 16-year-old girl tragically lost her life after saving her 13-year-old brother when from freezing to death in a lake in Ohio on Tuesday evening.
According to a report by ABC News, the siblings fell through the ice by the boat docks at Rocky Fork State Park in Hillsboro. When authorities arrived at the scene, the water was at a dangerous 36 degrees. The girl was found to be unresponsive in the ice-cold water. The brother was transported to a nearby hospital where was said to be in stable condition.
While being interviewed by Cincinnati’s WCPO. Lt. Branden Jackman said the following:
“She got him out, before she succumbed. Don’t go out on the ice. It caused a very bad tragedy last night.”
An officer, who was part of the recovery team lost his life after suffering a “medical emergency” at the scene. Jason Lagore was transported to a local hospital but couldn’t be revived. The officer served fifteen long years with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources according to the Department of Natural Resources’ statement on his demise.
Ohio governor Mike DeWine gave his condolences to the family of the deceased officer.
Fran and I offer our deepest condolences to Officer Lagore’s family and his colleagues at @ohiodnr. In honor of his life and service, I’ve ordered flags lowered on public buildings and grounds in Highland County, and at the Statehouse, Riffe Center, and Rhodes Tower in Columbus.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the friends of family of both the girl and the officer who lost their lives due to this tragic incident.