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Police find body of man who jumped into Black River trying to save child

Watertown Police have recovered the body of a man who jumped into the Black River attempting to save a boy who drowned.
Watertown (WSYR-TV) - Watertown Police have recovered the body of a man who jumped into the Black River attempting to save a boy who drowned.

The body of 47-year-old Edward Lee Whitfield III was found in the river near Glen Park hydroelectric dam.

Police say he jumped in trying to save 5-year-old Zachary Finley, who drowned on April 28.

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