Man dies after rescuing 7-year-old boy from pit
Authorities in Detroit say a 58-year-old man has died after rescuing a 7-year-old boy who fell into a water-filled hole at a construction site.
Police Sgt. Eren Stephens Bell tells the Detroit Free Press the 7-year-old was playing at the site Sunday evening when he fell into the pit that had been dug out for a new home's basement.
The Detroit News and WDIV-TV report the man rescued the child but then wasn't able to get himself out of the water.
Emergency responders pulled the man out but he died at a hospital.