5-Year-Old Child Rescued from Drowning in Lake by GreenSource Landscape and Sports Turf Employee at Weston, FL Park

Feb 22, 2016, 15:55 ET from GreenSource Landscape and Sports Turf, Inc.

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- February 14, 2016 will live with Francisco Garcia Lopez forever. "Franky," as his friends and family call him, took his family to Weston Regional Park in Weston, FL for a Valentine's Day picnic.

While picnicking with his family, a GreenSource Landscape and Sports Turf employee approached Franky to see if he could assist in locating a child missing within the park. GreenSource has been the park operations provider since 2006 while Franky, 27, has been an employee at GreenSource since September 2014. 

As Franky was searching the 106-acre park, he heard a distant crying. As he approached one of the lakes within the park, he noticed a small head bobbing in and out of the water. He immediately jumped into the lake to save the child's life. While attempting to rescue the child, it became apparent that he was tangled in weeds and debris twenty feet from the shoreline.  Franky had to dive underwater to free the boy from the vegetation that was holding him under.  Franky eventually got out of the water with the child in tow, at which time he was taken by Weston Fire Rescue to the hospital to be examined. Thankfully, all went well with the young man and he is currently reunited with his family.

During the life saving event Franky injured his foot. He remains on crutches as this time.

For additional information please contact:

Ryan Hatch, Vice President
(954) 300-9680

GreenSource Landscape and Sports Turf, Inc.
4800 SW 201st Terrace 
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332
(954) 300-9680

SOURCE GreenSource Landscape and Sports Turf, Inc.