An emotional meeting Tuesday as the man who jumped into Mosquito Lake to try and save a drowning man meets the victim's family. 

Antonio Shaun Randall, 27, drowned Sunday after going past the buoys while swimming.

Randall's family spoke to 21 News last night and said they wanted to thank the person who attempted to save their loved one, helping them find hope through tragedy. 

That man was Daniel Adams, who told 21 News he was at the lake less than three minutes when he heard a child screaming that his father was drowning.

Adams jumped into action, pulling Randall up out of the water and onto the shore. 

He tried to give Randall CPR until emergency crews arrived. 

Adams said he had hoped Randall may have been able to be revived and did not find out until later that he had died. 

Randalls's mom hugged Adams, saying," You were here with my baby at the end. You didn't think about your own wife or kids and that says a lot about who you are."

"It takes a special person like you to do what you did," said the victim's sister-in-law. "You're a family. God is going to bless you because you blessed us."

"I just wanted to do the right thing and at least I know I was able to be there with him in the last few minutes of him being alive," said Adams. "There's a lot of bad things that go on in this world, but to see the love that there was on the beach that day, that was awesome."

A balloon release will be held Saturday, July 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the beach for Randall and rescuers have been invited to his funeral.