NewsCovering Louisiana


Police: Man who tried to save brothers in Grand Isle drowning has died

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 19:36:53-04

The man who attempted to save two young boys after they were swept underwater in a strong undertow off Grand Isle has died, our media partners at The Advocate report.

The boys, 8 and 9 year old brothers, identified as Dalvin and Davon Richardson of Houma, were pulled underwater Friday while swimming in the Gulf with their 12-year-old cousin. They were swept away by a strong riptide.

Terrell Miller, 33, was pronounced dead on Sunday at West Jefferson Medical Center from complications associated with drowning, The Advocate reports. Miller, the fiance of the boys' mother, was pulled out of the water and hospitalized in critical condition.

Grand Isle Police Chief Laine Landry said that Davon Richardson died on his birthday.

Landry said, "Those undertow currents just took their feet out from under them and pulled them out."

The 12-year-old relative is expected to make a full recovery.

READ MORE: Two brothers, 8 and 10, drown in strong rip current off Grand Isle

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple,Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel