Sheriff: Mother drowns while saving child
CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies said a mother drowned while trying to save a child who in distress in the Amite River today.
Deputies in East Feliciana Parish said 38-year-old Martha Dartt from Denham Springs was swimming with her two children when it happened. They got out of the water okay.
Investigators said a 9-year-old swam out too far, and Dartt went out to save him. They said she slipped, and her body was found trapped under a log.
News 2 crews are headed to the scene and will have more details as they become available.