Man dies after rescuing child at Lake Waccamaw State Park

LAKE WACCAMAW (WWAY) — A man was found dead at Lake Waccamaw Saturday afternoon after jumping in the water to save his child.

According to a spokesperson with NC State Parks, a 9-year-old boy was on a tube pulled by a boat when it became detached.  His father then jumped into the water to rescue him.

The 9-year-old boy was wearing a life jacket and was rescued. The man did not resurface.

The 33-year-old man was spotted later by aerial drones and his body was recovered by first responders.

This is a developing story. We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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