ISLETON, Calif. (KTVU, KTXL, KCRA) - The body of a 41-year-old father has been located in the San Joaquin River, more than a week after he disappeared in the water trying to save his toddler son.
On March 29, Moua Lo jumped into the river near Isleton, after his 1-year-old son fell off a boat he and his children were in while fishing, according to Sacramento County sheriff's officials.
The toddler's 10-year-old sister called 911, according to reports.
"Crews responded and located two young children drifting in the boat and also located the one-year-old child who was wearing a life jacket and floating in the river," the sheriff's department said in a press release.
The young boy did not have a pulse when he was rescued, KTXL Fox 40 reported.
The toddler was airlifted to a hospital, and an intense search was launched for the child's father.
Search and rescue teams from numerous agencies scoured the water as volunteer fishermen also helped look for Lo in the following days.
On Sunday, a fisherman reported locating a body in the San Joaquin River. Deputies and the Sacramento County Coroner's Office were called in to recover the body.
On Monday, the coroner's office confirmed the body found was that of Lo.
In a press release, the sheriff's department said, "The Lo family has been notified and are mourning their loss while the 1-year-old child involved in the incident remains hospitalized."
The Stockton father is being remembered as a kind, thoughtful, and loving man with a jubilant laugh and huge heart, who meant everything to his family.