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Father D-rowns While Rescuing Children: ‘Forget About Me, Get My Kids’ – Video

Johnny Lee Vann Jr, a father of seven kids, leave this world heroically trying to rescue four of his children, who were drowning in the rough waters of North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach.

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Johnny, along with his kids, was walking alongside a submerged jetty wall around 4 p.m. when they fell into the water. On seeing his kids fall into the water Johnny threw everything down and ran out to rescue them.

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Capt. Jason Bishop of the Wrightsville Beach officer Department told ABC News told that Johnny was able to save one of his kids but couldn’t stay above the current after he dove back in for the second time. Bystanders and lifeguards ran to help him but, Johnny insisted that they save his children first. After the kids were safely on shore, the emergency crew found Johnny submerged in the water.

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Johnny’s wife Dawn Vann told WWAY that. “You couldn’t ask for a better person. You could have taken anybody else. I mean me personally, I would’ve preferred to take me than him.’ She couldn’t accept what had happened.

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His family started a GoFundMe page to help pay for several expenses like relocation expenses and fu*neral costs. Johnny was b-ried next to his mother in Detroit. The description on the GoFundMe page reads of the dad as – “Johnny was known to his family and friends as a pillar of jovial spirit.

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His smile could light up any room and be guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Our family is extremely grateful for any financial support and words of encouragement. Nothing is too small or insignificant, so please feel free to share stories and pictures of Johnny! Thank you.”

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