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Father dies trying to rescue son off Cornwall coast

Date
09/04/2012
What Happened
Body recovered
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse current
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A 27 year old and his father were fishing off the beach at Tregardock near Delabole.

The son fell into the sea and his father threw him a lifebelt, but as he was pulling him to safety, another wave washed him into the sea, said coastguards.

Both men were picked up by a lifeboat but the father was later pronounced dead.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the men, who were from Cornwall, were visiting family in the area. The two men were in the water for around 30 minutes before being picked up by a lifeboat, the father was later pronounced dead.
Supporting Information
http://www.scottishsundayexpress.co.uk/posts/view/313666/Father-drowns-saving-son-washed-out-to-sea
http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/1421333-Man-rescued-just-in-time-off-Cornwall-coast-by-lifeboat-crew
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-17650868

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