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Widowed father of three daughters goes missing after throwing his life jacket to daughter as they fell off jet ski

By Mason White 11:45 AM August 8, 2017
Michael Talley
Michael Talley
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A widowed father is missing after throwing his life jacket to his daughter when they fell off their jet ski.

45-year-old Michael Talley of Houston, Texas, took his three daughters jet skiing on Canyon Lake, Sunday afternoon.

He had one daughter on the jet ski when they both fell into the water. According to witnesses, Talley took a sharp turn before they fell into the water.

According to some reports, the father and daughter were both wearing life jackets, but Talley took off his jacket and threw it to his daughter to make sure that she makes it to shore safely.

The daughter made it to shore, but her father was pulled underwater while other family members watched in horror.

The incident occurred at around 1:45 p.m. Dive teams along with Texas Wildlife Game Wardens searched for Talley, but were unable to locate him.

Talley was a business owner, who lost his wife, and he was raising his three daughters by himself.