A Baton Rouge tattoo artist/rapper named Reginald Hillard Jr. is being hailed as a hero, after he tragically lost his life while saving his girlfriend.
It all started when Reginald's girlfriend Brianna Davis bought him a trip in a Cessna aircraft for his birthday - they would fly over New Orleans.
While two were up in mid-flight, their craft hit a rainstorm. Officials said the pilot, who has not been identified at this time, was experienced but he didn’t call for help. His body was found buckled into his seat, WDSU reports.
Moments before the plane crashed, Reginald pushed Brianna out of the plane into Lake Pontchartrain. Davis was the only survivor, and a private yacht picked her up and took her to a hospital.
Reginald did not have time to get himself out in time, he went down with the aircraft and died.