Body of Teen Recovered After He jumped into the Mississippi River to Save His Girlfriend
The body of a missing 15-year-old boy has been recovered after he was swept away trying to save his girlfriend last month.
Kevin Poole and two other girls had been missing since they were pulled underwater in the Mississippi River near Crescent Park in New Orleans on April 23
His family confirmed that the teen's body was recovered around 11:15 a.m., and he was later identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office.
Poole was out with his 14-year-old girlfriend Brandy Wilson, her 8-year-old sister Ally Wilson and their 5-year-old brother when Brandy slipped on a piling and fell into the river, the New York Post reported.
Both Poole and Ally jumped into the ripping current to help Brandy, but they too were pulled underwater. The two sisters have not been seen since. The 5-year-old ran to get help, the outlet said.
According to the girls' father, that was the first time they had been allowed to leave the house alone, he told WWL-TV.
The coast guard searched 93 miles of the river before it was suspended.
The New Orleans Police Department and private dive businesses have continued searching for the children.
Family members of the children held a vigil on the levee Monday, Nola.com reported.
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