Jessie Roberts Wiki
According to officials, an Arkansas man tragically died after crashing into a frozen pond while trying to save his beloved calf.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident on Facebook Wednesday, identifying the victim as Jessie Roberts, 69 from Magazine.
Authorities said Roberts was last seen on Tuesday, but they learned of the fatal accident on Wednesday.
According to the police, a boyfriend went to Roberts’ home to check on him but could not find him at home.
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The authorities then spotted Roberts’ pickup truck near the lake and went looking for him. However, when he still could not find him there, his friend sought Roberts’ loved ones for help.
The sheriff’s office said they were finally informed of the incident after Roberts’ friends and family decided that “he wasn’t anywhere else and might be in the pool”.
According to officials, a “overwhelming reaction” from the tabloids arrived at the scene and helped the search before Roberts’ body and a dead calf were found in the frozen pool. Following the devastating discovery, Roberts’s family told the police that “when Jessie saw the calf stuck in the pool, they had no doubts that she went in to get the cub out.”
Authorities believe Roberts was alone when the incident occurred.
“Jessie loved farming and her cattle,” the sheriff’s office wrote in their posts, referring to Roberts’ family. “It’s a sad loss for his family and friends, and our thoughts and prayers go to them.”
Police said Roberts’ family also made a statement thanking those who helped the search efforts and everyone who reached them.