11 Jan 2014

Tourist dies attempting to rescue sons at beach

8:10 am on 11 January 2014

A British tourist died on Friday while attempting to rescue his two sons at a beach in southern New South Wales.

The ABC reports the man was in the surf with his sons at Burrill Beach, near Ulladulla, when they appeared to get caught in a rip.

The man went to their aid, but also got caught in a rip and had a cardiac arrest while in the water.

The Milton Ulladulla Times reports that beachgoers rescued the boys and then returned to help the father, but found him floating face-down.

The man was pulled from the water and paramedics performed CPR.

However, he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Milton-Ulladulla hospital.

It is the second death at the beach within a month, according to the Times.