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Remembering Jon Jones

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MT. VERNON (KWWL) -

The community of Lisbon is mourning the man who lost his life while trying to rescue two small children in the Cedar River on Sunday.

Monica Kiley grew up with 41-year-old Jon Jones.

"He was very protective of his friends and his family, and of kids.  Even kids not his own. He'd want his children very well taken care of."

She described Jones as a loving father, an avid race car fan, and a fishing enthusiast.

Jones was fishing along a sandbar in Kepler Palisades State Park when he attempted to rescue two small children from the waters.  Jones never resurfaced.   His body was recovered Monday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements are pending.  Monica Kiley said the family of the children Jones was trying to rescue has offered to cover part of the funeral costs.

 

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