Man Drowns Attempting to Save Child From Rip Current

A man died after attempting to save a child struggling off the Wollongong City Beach on Sunday, September 10.

New South Wales Police said four children were reportedly caught in a rip current and while three of them were saved, a 12-year-old boy was swept into the sea. A 32-year-old Victoria man tried to help but later drowned. The boy was saved by another surfer.

This video shows the scene. Credit: YouTube/Taif M. George via Storyful