A man and his grandson are dead following a boating accident while fishing at Rend Lake in southern Illinois on Monday. 63-year-old Terry Calvert of New Baden took his two grandsons from Collinsville, ages 13 and 11, out on the water when the older child apparently fell in and Calvert went in after him.
Authorities say the 13 year old fell into the water and Calvert was unable to pull him to safety and jumped in after him. In the meantime, the 11 year old who was still in the boat got the attention of other fisherman to help. The other fishermen pulled Calvert from the water and he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Divers found the 13 year old in the lake about two hours later and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says the incident took place around 12:45pm Monday.