ACWORTH — A father drowned after he saved his 4-year-old son while they were on a fishing trip, authorities said.

Felimon Garcia Munoz of Acworth took his two sons, ages 4 and 6, fishing Monday morning on Lake Acworth, Acworth Police Department spokesman Sgt. Wayne Dennard said. The lake is an inlet of Lake Allatoona.

When the 4-year-old fell into the water, Munoz jumped in to rescue him, Dennard said.

Munoz, who was in his early 50s, pushed the child onto the bank before he went back under and did not emerge again, Dennard said.

Police found the two boys by the lake at 2:15 p.m.

“They were very distraught,” Dennard said. “It was terrible.”

Rescue workers found Munoz’ body in about 9 feet of water, not far from where the boys saw him go under.

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