INDIANAPOLIS — A 24-year-old father has died while rescuing his 3-year-old daughter after their car rolled into an Indianapolis retention pond.
Authorities say that Anthony Burgess Jr. parked his car Sunday and got out to speak with a friend when the child tried to follow.
He apparently told the girl to return to the car and she apparently hit the gear shift accidently while climbing across the front seat.
Burgess and his friend jumped into the water and Burgess got the girl out as the car went underwater. A bystander pulled the girl to land and a diver got Burgess out of the water. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The girl was in stable condition. Crews removed the car from the water Monday.