Hero dad, 50, drowns saving his son, 16, after the boy was swept out to sea on fishing journey

Hero dad, 50, drowns saving his son, 16, after the boy was swept out to sea on fishing trip


A HERO dad has drowned making an attempt to save lots of his 16-year-old son after the boy was swept out to sea throughout a fishing journey.

A rescue chopper monitored the water whereas locals patrolled the bottom alongside lifesavers as they desperately tried to search out the dad and son, who disappeared throughout their journey in Murray Mouth, South Australia on Saturday.

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Rescue crews had been referred to as out to Sugars Seashore in South Australia after a father and son went lacking[/caption]

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Rescuers discovered the person unconscious and weren’t in a position to revive him[/caption]

Fortunately, the boy managed to swim safely again to shore and was rushed to hospital.

His dad was later pulled from the water unconscious and couldn’t be revived.

Native Max Partington advised 9News the group was “feeling” for the younger lad.

“Actually selfless act from his father and tried his very best. We really feel for him at this time,” he stated.

Fisherman Peter Cucontis stated: “I’d do the identical. It’s your youngster, I’m undecided he realised how harmful it was.”

He added: “It’s a reasonably tight, shut knit group and it’ll have a big impact, positively.


“Once you go to the mouth the place the Murray [River] empties there’s a large rip and its sturdy and other people simply don’t realise how lethal it’s.”

One other individual stated the boy was in tears and had no thought what was occurring.

Police had been referred to as to Sugars Seashore at 8.40am Saturday morning after locals reported the daddy and son as lacking.

Surf Reside Saving South Australia stated the incident was a tragic reminder of the hazards seashores pose, notably when the seas are tough and unpredictable.

“It is a seashore that has you already know rips and a selected atmosphere, however we ask folks to swim to your talents. For those who’re not comfy go in between the purple and yellow flags,” a spokesperson stated.

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One other individual stated the boy was in tears and had no thought what was occurring[/caption]

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