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  1. #1 Virginia Dad Drowns Saving Disabled Son From Septic Tank 
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    Virginia Dad Drowns Saving Disabled Son From Septic Tank

    A Virginia father is being hailed a hero after he dove into his septic tank to save his disabled son's life — but tragically lost his own.

    Thomas Van Derwoude, 66, went in after his 20-year-old son to rescue him when he fell into the tank at the family's home in Nokesville, Va., FOX affiliate WTTG-TV reported.

    When emergency officials arrived on the scene, they pulled both father and son out.

    The younger Van Derwoude survived and was taken to the hospital.

    But his dad — a devout Catholic, a military and commercial pilot and a local basketball coach — was pronounced dead.

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    It's a very sad story that the local press has been covering heavily; what a horrible way to go.
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    Sad event. :(
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    No greater love...


    Mr. Van Derwoude is getting his white robe and crown of life from the Lord as we speak.
    OPEACHMENT NOW!!!

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