Margate man honored after saving 2-year-old from drowning in lake

AT&T gives Henry Tate new iPhone 7 after his destroyed during heroic act

Courtesy: AT&T
Courtesy: AT&T

MARGATE, Fla. – A Margate man was honored Tuesday, days after he rescued a 2-year-old boy from drowning in a lake near their apartment complex.

Henry Tate's cellphone, an iPhone 4, was in his pocket Saturday and was destroyed when he jumped into the water.

AT&T learned about the incident and presented Tate, 23, with a new iPhone 7 Tuesday at its store at 2204 University Drive in Coral Springs.

Tate also received an Otterbox protective case.

According to Margate police, the child's family accidentally left the front door unlocked Saturday and the boy wandered outside and into a lake at the back of the Pinebrook Pointe apartment complex.

Police said the boy was gone just a short time before his caregiver and neighbors, including Tate, frantically began searching for him.

Police said Tate saw the boy in the lake, jumped in and began performing CPR after bringing him to shore.

Police said Tate was able to revive the boy before paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to Northwest Medical Center for further evaluation and is expected to recover.

Tate moved to South Florida just two weeks ago and recently got re-certified in CPR. He learned how to swim just three years ago.

"Henry is such an incredible guy, and AT&T is so happy to help him out," an AT&T spokeswoman said in a statement. "Our director of sales even told him he has a place at AT&T if he's interested."

Tate is also expected to be honored by the city of Margate in the near future.


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