Joshua Prindle and his 10-year-old wife Jessica, of Colorado, USA, were found drowned when their boat capsized in high winds, throwing 13 family members into the water
A couple drowned trying to rescue their children from a boat that suddenly capsized.
Joshua Prindle and his wife Jessica were out on a trip on the lake with 11 other family members last weekend when tragedy struck.
Authorities believe the ship overturned due to strong winds, throwing everyone on board into the water.
The couple, who have been married for 10 years, were killed while helping their four children.
Jesus Ramires, the children’s uncle, set up a GoFundMe page to pay for their funeral together, and a trust fund for the children.
He wrote: “My family and I have suffered a tremendous loss.
“On Sunday, May 29th, there was a boating accident at Pueblo Reservoir in Colorado. 13 of my family members were involved in this boating accident.
“There were five adults and eight children when this incident happened.
“Unfortunately, the boat overturned and resulted in 11 people being hospitalized.
“Jessica was pronounced dead on May 29 and Josh was pronounced dead on May 31.”
Jessica and Josh have been married for 10 years and have four beautiful children together.
Josh was active duty military and was currently stationed at Ft. carson
Jesus wrote: “Jessica loved working with children and started her own party planning company.
“They were both kind-hearted people who would do anything to help anyone, and in their final moments, they did just that by helping their children survive.”
Joe Stadterman, park manager at Lake Pueblo and a member of the MERT team, reminded people to wear life jackets when out on the water.
He told CBS, “Our MERT team worked all night and around 5:45 a.m. we found a victim in 107 feet of water.
“This is a tragic loss of life and underscores the importance of using extreme caution around the water.
“If you are on or even near the water, we strongly recommend wearing a life jacket.”
The GoFundMe website has raised around £20,000 so far.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/couple-died-trying-save-children-27139943 The couple died trying to rescue their children after the boat capsized in high winds