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Man looking for frogs in Potrero drowns

Posted at 7:45 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 10:45:23-04

POTRERO, Calif. (KGTV) – A man died after saving his son when the boat they were on capsized, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials.

The incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday off Saxon Road in Potrero, officials said.

10News learned a man and his 11-year-old son were on a boat looking for frogs when the vessel capsized, sending them into the water.

The man was able to save his son by putting him back into the boat, but officials said the man drowned.

Officials said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.