Saul Ortiz Marquez, deceased

Saul Ortiz MarquezA 28-year-old laborer died June 13, 2020, while saving his 8-year-old son from drowning in the Trinity River off of Fort Worth, Texas. Saul Ortiz Marquez of Justin, Texas, immediately entered the river after his son slipped and fell into the tributary stream and was carried into the river. Marquez entered the water, grasped the boy, and attempted to return to the bank with him. A woman entered the river and took the boy from Marquez and brought him to safety. Marquez submerged and did not resurface. Divers recovered his body about an hour later; he had drowned.

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