Six-year-old boy tries to save father, drowning victim in Lake Ray Hubbard


Two Dallas policemen on patrol discovered a six-year-boy trying to save his father from drowning in Lake Ray Hubbard Monday evening, as the man floated face down in the water near a boat ramp at Robertson Park .

DPD officers David Renfro and Robert McCall jumped in the water about 8:40 pm, pulled the man out of the lake and gave him CPR, but Gedion Theodros, 37, later died at Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall. 

Dallas police said they are trying to determine why Theodros and his son were at the lake because there wasn’t a boat nearby and they didn’t appear to be swimming. 

Signs are clearly posted that swimming in the lake is prohibited.

Officer Renfro said it was the most emotional situation he’s experienced because of the courage displayed by the little boy. “He said he was just trying to save his Daddy,” the police corporal said.

The Dallas Medical Examiner has not yet released a cause of death.

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1 Response for “Six-year-old boy tries to save father, drowning victim in Lake Ray Hubbard”

  1. Jessica McCoy says:

    Gedion Theodros and our six year old were my world, life, heart, and soul! Our son Joshua is now 8 years old and has had the heart of a saint. He was so depressed when he went through seeing his father die. My heart will forever be broken. Gedion was my first and last love. He will never be forgotten by anyone who has ever come in contact with. 1 year later you are still missed and thought of every day!

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