Fernando P. * († 60) heroically jumps after him when he notices that his daughter (13) and her two friends are fighting for their lives in the floods. Then the 60-year-old collapses on the beach.
Like the Italian “Future” reported the tragedy happened last Friday, June 26th on Arbus beach on the Italian island of Sardinia. In the afternoon, Fernando P. accompanied one of his two daughters to the beach, where she had made an appointment with her friends.
Helden-Papi creates the impossible
The three girls decide to go swimming. But the sea on the beach section of Arbus is stormy on this Friday afternoon. Fernando P. even advised the girls against swimming, according to the newspaper.
When the girls get carried away by the current, they call for help. Fernando P. plunges into the waves and manages to pull all three girls out of the waves towards land. Bathers who watch the young people being rescued have already alerted the rescue workers.
Fernando collapses after the rescue
Fernando P. succeeds in getting the girls to the beach. But then the 60-year-old collapses and suffers a heart attack. The alarmed rescue workers are too late. Any attempt to revive Fernando P. remains in vain.
The 60-year-old dies after his heroic deed on the beach. The Italian newspaper reports that fear, stress and physical exhaustion led to the heart attack. Now all of Italy is mourning the hero dad.
The mayor of the village where Fernando P. lived arrived at the scene of the tragedy: “He was our best community worker. His death is a great loss for us. He tried to save lives. We are shocked and express our condolences to his family. “
* Name known to the editor