Mother Saves Son From Drowning in Exchange for Her Own Life

A mother jumped in after her son, who fell off the boat

As a Colorado mother enjoyed a family boat trip across Lake Powell’s summer waters, she heard a scream and splash as her 2-year-old son slipped off their houseboat and into the water.

Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother from Lakewood, jumped in to rescue her son.

She managed to keep the boy above water for five agonizing minutes until a family member was able to pull him safely out of the water, but she lost her life in the process.

San Juan County Sheriff, Rick Eldredge says bystanders performing CPR were not able to save Russell on Tuesday.

Her co-workers at Denver law firm remembered her Friday at “superstar” attorney, marathon runner and mother.

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