UK father dies in sea rescue bid

6:51pm Friday 10th January 2014

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A British man has died while trying to rescue his two children from drowning at an Australian beauty spot.

Police in New South Wales said the tourist, 44, died in hospital after getting into difficulty at Burrill Beach, around 155 miles south of Sydney on Australia's east coast.

Detectives said the man's children were uninjured.

A statement from NSW Police Force said: "E mergency services were called to Burrill Beach just after midday, where they found a man unconscious.

"The 44-year-old was taken to Milton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command attended and were told the man, a British tourist, got into difficulty after attempting to rescue his two sons who were caught in a rip.

"His sons were not injured."

Australian police will now prepare a report for the coroner.

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