Malik and his girlfriend, Heather, brought their two little boys to the Mississippi River. Malik and six-year-old Jaden went fishing […]
Malik and his girlfriend, Heather, brought their two little boys to the Mississippi River. Malik and six-year-old Jaden went fishing while Heather sat in the car breastfeeding Joziah, who was only two weeks old.
A 16-year-old Riley Gomez was also at the river. He loves photograhy and took several pictures of Malik and Jaden sitting on the dock that evening.
A few minutes later, Heather heard Malik yell Jaden’s name. The six-year-old had fallen into the water, and even though Malik didn’t know how to swim, he instinctively jumped into the water to save his son. A passerby quickly came to rescue and managed to pull Jaden out of the water.
But Malik was swept away by the strong current while trying to save his son.
“He didn’t even hesitate. He would do everything and anything for Jaden,” Heather told Today while trying to hold back her tears.
Heather’s only comfort was that Riley gave her his pictures of Malik doing what he loved the most, fishing with his son.