MACON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A 9-year-old girl who tried to save her father from drowning in a Georgia pool is recovering in the hospital. Sadly, her father didn't make it.
Roger Dewayne Anthony, 42, drowned Saturday in his apartment complex's pool while swimming with his daughter.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Anthony was having difficulty swimming and went under. That's when his daughter, London, jumped into the pool and tried to save him.
Neither of them resurfaced.
A Facebook post from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said witnesses pulled the two out of the water and began CPR.
Jones said Roger Anthony was pronounced dead at Coliseum Northside Hospital.
Sgt. Linda Howard said London Anthony was in critical condition as of Saturday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.