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UPDATE: Body of 39-year-old man recovered from Ottawa River

The family of a 39-year-old man whose body was pulled from the Ottawa River near Bate Island Sunday morning says he died a hero.

While police are not confirming the identiy, the man's mother and step father have confirmed the man is their son Michael Lumahang.

Ottawa Fire says calls came in Saturday night reporting a 39-year-old man was missing after jumping into the water with a 24-year-old man to save a 12-year-old boy.  The younger man and the boy made it back to shore safely.

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