Dad drowns trying to save children

2012-02-19 21:35

Johannesburg - A 30-year-old man drowned on Sunday while trying to rescue his two children who had been swept away by a tide at a river in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

The man got into difficulty and drowned at Kromme River while trying to save his children, said spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

The children managed to reach a channel maker pole and clung on to it. Lambinon said NSIR rescuers swam to the children and flagged down a passing boat which brought them to safety.

Their father's body was recovered from the river approximately 150 meters upstream from where witnesses and his family had last seen him, he said.

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