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Search resumes for good Samaritan after car crashes into Lake Pontchartrain

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NEW ORLEANS- Rescue workers have found the body of Frank Williams, who dove into Lake Pontchartrain to save two men after their car went into the water, according to sources.

Those sources say Williams body was found in the lake Wednesday afternoon. NOPD confirmed that they did recover a body in the area, but did not identify it.

One person died and another was hospitalized after a car ran into Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain - and a man who authorities say jumped in the water to help them was missing.

The accident happened Tuesday night at a New Orleans lakeside restaurant. The search for the missing man resumed Wednesday morning in chilly, rainy weather. Relatives and an employer of the missing man identified him to New Orleans news outlets as 50-year-old Frank Williams, a restaurant employee.

Police said Williams was one of three who helped pull two men out of a submerged car when it went into the water. Police said the unidentified man who drove the car was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The passenger - reported in stable condition - was a 26-year-old man.


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