An Army Reserve member drowned on Saturday as he tried to save his fiancee’s young daughter at a lake in Texas.
Mitchell, of Valley View, was helping Keira, the 6-year-old girl, get back onto a flotation device when, as he told her to hold on, “slipped,” his fiancee, Angelia Herrera, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The water at the Isle du Bois beach is reportedly 6 feet deep.
Mitchell, who was reportedly a father to three children and Keira, served in the Tennessee Army National Guard for six years after high school.
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Thompson added that whenever her son was around, “everybody had a good time.”
Mitchell’s fiancee said he was enrolling in college with plans to become a firefighter.
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