D’Angelo Cordero Jenkins died after helping to save a boy from drowning, Huntersville, North Carolina, October 3, 2020. A 2-year-old boy entered the swift-flowing Catawba River from a partially submerged boat ramp downstream of a dam. Accompanying the boy’s mother at the scene was Jenkins, 34, cable installer, who jumped fully clothed from the ramp into the river and reached the boy at a point where he had difficulty swimming with him. Alerted by the mother’s shouts for help, another man entered the water, grasped the boy by the arm, and towed him back to the boat ramp, where the boy safely exited the water. Separated from the boy, Jenkins floated motionless downstream before others pulled him from the river. The boy was treated overnight at a hospital. Jenkins, too, was hospitalized, receiving life support for a brain injury. He died five days later.91393-10266
D’Angelo Cordero Jenkins, Sr., passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Novant Health in Huntersville. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Parker Funeral Home Chapel followed by Funeral Service begin at 11:00 a.m. Family will be receiving family and friends right after service only at 7314 Brigmore Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.
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