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Updated: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:54:49 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Michael Lumahang drowns after trying to rescue boy from Ottawa River



Family members say Michael Lumahang, 39, drowned after trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River on Aug. 23, 2014. Facebook

Family members say Michael Lumahang, 39, drowned after trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River on Aug. 23, 2014. Facebook

Family members have identified Michael Lumahang of Ottawa as the man who drowned while trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

​Ottawa paramedics say they responded to a report of someone drowning at Bate Island near the Champlain Bridge just before 7 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, paramedics treated a 12-year-old boy for mild hypothermia.

Police said two men were fishing when they saw the boy in the water. They said a 24-year-old man rescued the boy and was uninjured.

A 39-year-old man also jumped in the water to help with the rescue, but he disappeared. The police marine and dive unit and Ottawa fire rescue team searched and found his body on Sunday at about 6:35 a.m.

Family members have identified the man as Michael Lumahang, 39, who lived in Ottawa but was originally from Manila, Philippines.

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