California Man Who Couldn’t Swim Drowns While Saving 5-Year-Old Nephew

Victor Mozqueda’s final act was holding Vincent Gonzalez, 5, above his head in rushing water after the boy tripped on rocks in California’s Sequoia National Park and fell into the river. “He kept holding my nephew up so he could breathe,” Ivan Gonzalez said.

As he flailed in the water, Mozqueda, 22, managed to push Vincent toward the riverbank before he was carried away. “They never saw him again,” Gonzalez said.