Brit grandad, 61, dies trying to save life of two grandchildren after they were swept out to sea on holiday in Crete

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Brit grandad, 61, dies trying to save life of two grandchildren after they were swept out to sea on holiday in Crete

A BRITISH grandad has died trying to save his two grandchildren after they were swept out to sea in Crete. The 61-year-old was able to help his

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A BRITISH grandad has died trying to save his two grandchildren after they were swept out to sea in Crete.

The 61-year-old was able to help his two grandsons aged, seven and ten years old to reach the shore but wasn’t able to make it himself.

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The grandad who was on holiday with his family decided to go for an afternoon swim in Gouves, Heraclion, with the two boys, amna.gr reported.

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

The grandad immediately jumped into the water to save them but the trio struggled to get to the shore.

According to Greek Coastguard spokesperson Euthimis Douvis, the hero grandad tried to help the two boys but he didn’t make it.

A lifeguard who was in the area was able to rescue the children while the grandad was trying to keep them on the water’s surface.

Once the boys were safe, the lifeguard attempted to rescue the grandad as well but it was difficult as he was trapped in the raging waves near rocks, skai reported.

The 61-year old was eventually taken to the shore where an ambulance was waiting.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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