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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, July 13, 2024


Alert beachgoers acted quickly to save an Atlanta man and his daughter who were on the verge of drowning Thursday afternoon at Magens Bay beach.
The man, Demetrius Lovejoy, was teaching his daughter Laquesha to swim at around 5:30 p.m. when Lovejoy got into deep water. Both he and his daughter panicked. They called out for help and soon fell out of sight, beneath the surface of the water.
People on the beach heard the cries for help, jumped in and swam out to the father and daughter and returned them to shore. Lovejoy was reportedly unconscious when the rescuers got him back to the beach where others worked on both the man and his daughter to revive them.
Both appeared to be OK by the time an ambulance crew arrived. They were taken to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital for a complete examination.

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