A man drowned Saturday afternoon trying to save his 6-year-old son who had gone into the water, according to Fort Worth fire officials.
The Fort Worth Fire Department was called around noon to the 6200 block of Hatchery Road, a remote area south of the Lake Worth spillway.
The father jumped in, got his child out of the water but was unable to get himself out and drowned, officials said.
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He was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office as 28-year-old Saul Ortiz of Justin.
Fire officials did not know how the child ended up in the water.