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Sheriff: Mother drowns while saving child

3 years 5 months 1 week ago August 06, 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06 2013 August 06, 2013 5:55 PM in News
Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

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.


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