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Father in critical condition after near drowning at Lakefront

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A father is in critical condition after jumping into Lake Pontchartrain to save his two children from drowning.

According to police two brothers were playing on the steps near the water on the 1800 block of Lakeshore Drive at the Lakefront. The younger of the two fell in and the older went in to save him, but was also pulled under.

Police say the 64-year-old father then jumped in to save his two children, but was pulled under himself.

A good Samaritan then jumped in and saved the brothers, but the father did not resurface.

Two New Orleans firefighters saved the man and New Orleans EMS revived him. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Fox 8 will update the story as it develops.


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