Boy Drowns in Cairo: Funeral Set

Updated Monday 8.25.08 11:20am

Funeral arrangements are now set for a Cairo boy who drowned during Tropical Storm Fay.

12 Year Old Mac Crutchfield died Saturday after falling into an overflowing dam in the Deer Lake Subdivision.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at the First Baptist Church of Cairo, 505 North Broad Street.

The funeral is set for Wednesday at 4pm at the church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Crutchfield is survived by his parents, Charlie and Maggie Crutchfield, and his younger sister Savanah.

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Updated as of 12:30 p.m. August 24, 2008.

The man who tried to save a South Georgia boy from drowning is now in stable condition.

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says 12-year old Mac Crutchfield fell into an overflowing dam in the Deer Lake Subdivision in Cairo sometime around 2 o'clock.

Young says 47-year old Steve Dickerson jumped in to save the boy, and he too was sucked into the drain pipe.

We're told neighbors performed C-P-R on Dickerson. His condition has been upgraded from critical to stable and is at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

The boy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Because of the flooding, an Emergency Shelter has now been opened in Cairo, at the First United Methodist Church on Broad Street.

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Authorities say 12-year old Mac Crutchfield fell into an overflowing dam in the Deer Lake Subdivision in Cairo sometime around 2pm Saturday.

Officials say a man was sucked into the drain pipe after he jumped in to try to save the boy.

Grady County emergency management director Jim Ellis said the boy was apparently overcome by rushing waters in the ditch as the storm dumped 10 to 12 inches of rain in the area.

We're told neighbors performed CPR on the man, saving his life.

The boy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Safety officials are urging everyone to PLEASE stay in-doors.



 
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