Pro-Life Activist and Father of 7 Dies in Drowning Accident
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Jan 24
A pro-life advocate, who was also a father of seven children, six of whom were adopted, has died in a tragic accident.
Cody May, 31, was with his wife and seven children at a lake in Austin, Texas when he disappeared underwater, and was later recovered and pronounced dead.
A report from KEY E-TV has more:
May, who visited Lake Travis in Lago Vista on Thursday afternoon, was wading out to meet his children who were floating on a raft when he suddenly went underwater after unknowingly reaching a drop-off.
“As he was walking out, he hit one of those drop-offs and went straight down and he was in obvious distress,” Kristen Dark of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office told reporters.
A fisherman nearby tried to help May, but was unable to rescue him. Emergency services looked for May, but after 30 minutes, changed the mission from a rescue to a recovery. Reports state the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services stayed with May’s family for hours to console them in their grief.
May’s body was found by a dive team Friday morning. He and his wife had celebrated 11 years of marriage in August.
May was a strong pro-life advocate, often standing outside abortion clinics, preaching and urging women to choose life.
May and his wife, Kimberly, adopted six children from Ethiopia, the Congo, and the U.S.
May was beloved by all who knew him. One friend said of him: “Cody lived for the Lord in a world where so many others never truly live at all. Those without a voice to defend themselves against this world, they lost a champion today.”
Those who wish to help the May family in this difficult time can visit youcaring.com/kimberlymay.
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Publication date: January 24, 2017