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People call man who drowned while trying to help kids in Lake Nockamixon a hero

This is a very tragic story... Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones. of this individual..

HAYCOCK TWP., Pa. - "It's very sad. He sacrificed his life to save the two kids. There's a lot of danger in the lake," said Jeff Ferrari of Staten Island, New York.

People at Lake Nockamixon may not know Marvin Fernandez Chicas, but they're calling the 37-year-old a hero after he jumped in the lake to try and rescue two kids who told officials they had gotten in trouble in the water.

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