MERRILL, Mich. (AP) — A west Michigan mother and the six children who lost their father in a drowning accident are determined to remember him as a selfless hero.
The wife and children of Ken Coty remember how he took care of his family, and how he died trying to rescue his son.
Coty drowned June 8 while boating on Lake Mitchell, near Cadillac, after he jumped into the rough water to save his 2-year-old son, Walker, now 3. Walker was wearing a life jacket. His father was not.
Jennifer Coty tells MLive.com (http://bit.ly/XqPiA4 ) she wants her children to "understand it was just a freak accident." She says Ken Coty held the boy up, yelling for his other children on board to help save the 2-year-old.