ISLETON — A fisherman found the body of a Stockton man who disappeared while trying to rescue his 1-year-old son from the Delta.
Moua Lo’s body was discovered in the San Joaquin River Sunday, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shaun Hampton.
The 41-year-old father and avid fisherman was on a family fishing trip on March 29 when his son, Marcus, fell overboard. Lo jumped into the water to save his son but was not wearing a life vest and did not resurface.
Marcus’ 10-year-old sister called 911 and first responders rescued the young boy, who was wearing a life vest and still floating in the river. He did not have a pulse when he was rescued and was hospitalized in critical condition.
The 1-year-old boy was still in the hospital Monday in stable condition, according to his family.
Sonar units, boats, ground crews and canines were used to search for Lo following the accident and crews were searching the area Sunday when his body was located.
Lo’s family sent a statement to FOX40, which says in part:
“Our family would not have endured the immense shock and sorrow without the kindness and compassion of all those who stood with us. … Even though we lost a great husband, father, son, brother, leader and friend, we will never forget all of you who deeply impacted our lives. This weeklong search could not have been endured without you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”