A Central Georgia family is mourning the loss of Macon-Bibb County firefighter Michael Dewayne Jones.
The 24-year-old drowned at Lake Tobesofkee Saturday evening.
He jumped into the lake to rescue his sons, 5-year-old Joshua and 7-year-old Jarell, as well as a little girl who was also playing in the water.
"The little girl started drowning," said Tiffany Jones, Michael's sister. "He saved her. My nephew started drowning; he saved him. My other nephew started to drown and somehow my other nephew got back in the water and started to drown."
Michael's widow, Tykia, said she left her family at the lake and made a quick trip to a nearby convenience store. When she left, everything was calm, the kids were OK and Michael had their 7-month-old strapped to his chest. When she returned less than 10 minutes later, there was a bystander holding her baby, the kids were all wet and Michael was in the water.