British man dies after trying to save sons swept away by wave

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22 November 2007, Madrid - A British man and his five-year-old son drowned Wednesday when they were swept out to sea in bad weather near the resort of Tossa de Mar, around 30 kilometers south of Girona.

22 November 2007

Madrid - A British man and his five-year-old son drowned Wednesday when they were swept out to sea in bad weather near the resort of Tossa de Mar, around 30 kilometers south of Girona.

The five-year-old and his seven-year-old brother had apparently been posing for their father to take a photo when a large wave swept them off a viewpoint close to the resort at around 11am yesterday.

The father, identified by authorities with the initials Symon Howlett, 32, dived in to save them. He managed to pull the seven-year-old to safety but failed to reach his younger son in time. The children's mother, standing several meters away, alerted authorities. Their bodies were recovered an hour later 30 meters offshore.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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