A father has tragically died after attempting to rescue his kids from the water in Sonoma County, California. The two children, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, were swept out to sea and are presumed dead.
“The father ended up drowning. [His body] washed up ashore, and his wife and a friend pulled [his body] up a little closer to the sand, so he didn’t get swept back out,” said Lt. Michael Raasch with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. “We were searching for the kids and we found a pair of shoes washed up, a jacket, but no signs of the kids. We’ve looked for hours.”
A Father Drowns After Trying to Save his Two Children who are Presumed Dead
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The father tried to save the two children, before being swept out to sea himself.
The bodies of the children haven’t yet been recovered from the ocean.
“This time of year, the surf is really rough, and unfortunately … I’ve been out here and seen this a few times before,” added Raasch. “This is probably the worst one, though. Not probably — it is.”
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.
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