A Macon man drowned at Lake Tobesofkee after saving three children in the water, that's according to Sgt. Sean Defoe with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
The body of 24 year old Michael Dewayne Jones was found in the lake Saturday evening around 8 p.m.
Coroner Leon Jones says Michael Dewayne Jones was a Macon-Bibb County firefighter. The coroner says Jones has been on working with the department for about two weeks.
Defoe says the kids were out in deep water, when they needed help. He says Jones and several other people went in to save them, and during that time the man drowned.
Defoe says the call came in around 6:45 p.m. He says it is unclear if the Jones was related to the children.
The coroner says the kids were ages 5, 7 and 8.