A Covington County man drowned over the weekend while saving a young girl from a fast moving current.
It happened in Flat Creek, just a few miles outside of Samson.
Authorities say Travis Woosley jumped in after seeing the little girl go below the surface. While the 47-year-old raised the girl above the water, he reportedly stepped into a sinkhole which sucked him under to his death.
Family and friends say Travis Woosley died a hero.
Mr. Woosley and his family lost their home last October in an overnight fire in Geneva County’s Hacoda community.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.