Rescue Attempt Claims Local Man's Life

Feb 8, 2013

Columbus Fire officials say a man died last night after trying to save a child from a pond at an apartment complex near Eastland Mall.

Fire officials say 30-year-old James Jenkins died attempting to rescue the child, who is hospitalized in critical condition. The pond has been the site of four previous drownings. Three happened in 2011 and one happened in 1998. Signs posted around the pond say swimming is prohibited.