Son Drowns Trying to Save His Confused Father Who Walked Off Their Boat After a Nap Because He Mistakenly Thought He Was Home

Israel’s father (left) apparently who walked off of their boat after a nap, thinking he was heading to use his bathroom at home. Israel is pictured at right

A man has drowned in a Georgia lake after trying to save his father who walked off of their boat after a nap because he mistakenly thought he was heading toward the bathroom inside his home.

Jeremiah Israel, 34, has been identified as the man who drowned overnight between Sunday and Monday, the LaGrange Daily News reported.

Israel’s body was recovered on Monday on West Point Lake near the bridge on Cameron Mill Road, authorities said.

Troup County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stewart Smith said Israel and his father were fishing on Sunday night on the lake.

At one point, the two grew tired and tied the boat to the bridge and fell asleep. Smith said.

Overnight, the father woke up and thought he was home, and got up to use the restroom. At that time, the father apparently walked right off the boat.

Smith said Israel jumped in to rescue his father, but did not resurface.

A group of boaters who were about 20-30 feet rescued the father by helping him back into his boat, Smith said.

After being taken to West Georgia Medical Center, the father was released.

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Source: Daily Mail