Man rescues child before going missing in Fla Keys
MIAMI (AP) -- Officials are searching for a 39-year-old man who jumped into the water off West Summerland Key to rescue a child in distress.
Monroe County Sheriff's officials say Brian Kowalski of Trinity was on a boat trip with other adults and children Monday afternoon.
A child was being towed by a rope behind the boat and other children were in the water. Sheriff's officials say Kowalski was bringing the child back to the boat when he showed signs of distress.
Two people on the boat tried to turn the boat around so they could help, but the rope got tangled in the propeller. They lost sight of Kowalski as they tried to untangle the rope. The child has recovered.
Wildlife officials and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the search.
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