Mir Khaled Ahmad died attempting to rescue Mir Zahed Ahmad from drowning, Kyburz, California, June 23, 2018. Mir Zahed, 9, on a recreational outing with family, fell from a rock outcropping into the American River and shouted for help. His father, Mir Khaled Ahmad, 41, store manager, who was with him on the outcropping, saw Mir Zahed fall and, despite swift currents and not knowing how to swim, jumped into the water to a point near Mir Zahed. Ahmad grasped Mir Zahed in a bear hug and lifted him above the water’s surface. Ahmad submerged several times before he pushed Mir Zahed toward the outcropping. Ahmad submerged. Another man responded and, using a long stick that Mir Zahed grasped, pulled Mir Zahed to the rock outcropping and up onto it. Mir Zahed was treated at the scene and also taken to the hospital to be monitored. He recovered. Ahmad was recovered more than 600 feet downstream. Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate him, but Ahmad could not be revived. He had drowned.
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