- Associated Press - Sunday, May 25, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An unidentified man is in critical condition after he tried to save his two children from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain.

Police said it happened late Sunday morning at the New Orleans lakefront. An 8-year-old fell in the water. An older sibling then jumped in after the younger child. Then the father went in after them.

A passer-by rescued the children but the father didn’t re-surface. Firefighters arrived and found the man, who was hospitalized in critical condition.

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