Family members mourn Haulover Inlet drowning victim, grateful for Good Samaritans who tried to save him
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A devastated family is grieving together after a man was caught in a current hear the Haulover Inlet and drowned. “That was my guy, I can’t even express the words of what he meant to me,” said Jean Fontilus, Milchisedeck’s bother. Good Samaritans, including a nurse, went into the water, helping get Mel out. Man drowns, another hospitalized after emergency in Haulover Inlet“Talking to my mom, just hearing her emotions, I can’t even talk about it,” said Jean. Jean says he’s forever grateful to those who tried to save his brother’s life.
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