COOPER COUNTY, Mo – A Marshall man died Monday evening after saving a child from the current in the Lamine River.

An incident report by Highway Patrol says Joseph Johnson, 25, of Marshall was swimming with family members when a child became caught in the current at Harriean Hill Access in Cooper County. Johnson was able to save the child but was unable to extricate himself. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, and transported to Campbell Lewis Funeral Home.