A resident of the American city of Salinas, California, drowned while trying to save his 12-year-old son, who was washed into the ocean on the beach in Moss Landing Park. It was reported by the Daily Mail.
On Sunday, February 21, George Botello, 32, was relaxing on the beach with his wife and son when a wave washed the boy into the ocean.
The father rushed to save his son and was able to reach him, but the strong waves carried the man to the depths. The American’s wife ran into the water and also tried to pull the boy out, but realized she could not cope, turned over on her back, and returned to shore.
A passerby, who witnessed the incident, managed to pull the child to the shore.
A lifeguard working on the beach tried to reach Boteio on a sap board. He almost succeeded, but before he could grab the man, he went underwater and could no longer swim out.
The man was last seen 130 meters from the shore. Rescuers organized a search for the body, involving divers, a helicopter and a drone. The search had to be suspended at night, and on Monday afternoon, February 22, the search operation was terminated. The body of an American could not be found.
Earlier it was reported that a four-year-old child ran out onto the road in front of a passenger bus in Kazakhstan. The boy’s father managed to save him at the last moment. The 30-year-old man died on the spot, and his son was urgently hospitalized.