Brit, 61, dies trying to save life of two grandkids while swimming in Crete

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A British grandfather has died while trying to save his two grandchildren after being washed away at sea in Crete.

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The 61-year-old was able to help his two grandchildren, aged seven and ten, reach the shore, but was not able to make it himself.

A grandfather dies trying to save his grandchildrencredit: Google Maps
Grandfather with two boys went to Gouves in Heraklion for a swim

Grandfather with two boys went to Gouves in Heraklion for a swim

Grandpa, who was on vacation with his family, decided to go for a afternoon swim with two boys in Goves, Heraklion on Tuesday, amna.grow informed of.


The children were swimming when suddenly they got hit by the strong waves.

Grandfather immediately jumped into the water to save them but all three struggled to reach the shore.

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According to Greek Coastguard spokesman Euthymis Dauvis, Naik Dada tried to help the two boys, but he could not.

A lifeguard in the area was able to rescue the children while Grandpa was trying to keep them on the surface of the water.

Once the boys were safe, the lifeguards attempted to rescue Dada as well, but it was difficult as he was caught in the raging waves near the rocks, sky informed of.

A witness who worked nearby and ran to help save the man told cretapost: “We were trying to get him out but the currents were too strong and we couldn’t.

“With the help of the Coast Guard, the man’s body was eventually retrieved and carried on a boat.”

An ambulance was waiting on the shore but Dada was declared brought dead on the spot.

His two grandchildren who were in shock but not physically injured were taken to the hospital.

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