A mother drowned in front of her son and his friend after she jumped into the sea to save them.
The woman, who was in her 30s and has been named locally as Danni, went to the boys’ rescue when they got into difficulty in a kayak yesterday, August 9.
The body of the woman was later pulled lifeless from the water after being caught out by the strong current at Waxham beach in Norfolk United Kingdom.
Horrified onlookers tried in vain to resuscitate her before paramedics took over, but she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The sad incident happened at about 5.30pm on Sunday, while the beach was packed with people.
The beach and nearby Sea Palling are notorious for having dangerous riptides which can sweep away unsuspecting swimmers.
Emergency services including Coastguard teams, ambulances, local paramedics and a rescue helicopter were sent to the scene after HM Coastguard received “multiple calls” about several people in the water who needed rescuing.
The woman was pulled lifeless from the sea and the boys in the kayak were brought safely back to shore by other holidaymakers.
The woman and her family are believed to have been staying on a local campsite next to the beach as temperatures soared over the weekend.
One witness posted on Facebook that the woman’s son had been let “utterly devastated”.
The woman posted: “I saw them having fun on the kayak and then saw them get in trouble so called the coastguard.
“Two heroes went in and saved the boys, but she also went in and was bought by someone called Finn with a surfboard. Absolute hero!”
She added: “Poor lads were watching the whole thing and will be traumatised for life. I’m utterly devastated for them all and want to help as much as I can.
“I never thought I’d see anything like that. Saw it from beginning to end. My friend who is a strong swimmer was in the exact same spot and managed to get out because she is a super strong swimmer.”
Vehicles destroyed as container falls off trailer in Ogun (photos)
Some vehicles have been destroyed after the containers on a trailer fell off and landed on them along Sango road in Ogun state on Tuesday morning, September 29.
It is not yet certain if there are any casualties from the accident.
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“Avenge my son’s death” – Father of upcoming singer killed by the police in PH begs for justice (video)
The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike Ikeaguchi, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.
The bereaved father mentioned that he lived in the Northern part of Nigeria for years and didn’t lose a finger, only to lose his son when he returned to the South.
He also called on God to avenge his son’s death.
The father of 20-year-old singer Daniel Chibuike, popularly known as Sleek, who was shot dead by the police in Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State, shed tears while calling for justice for his late son.
Sleek was shot dead on Saturday, September 19, 2020, allegedly by a mobile police officer attached to De Topic supermarket, while he was being chased by SARS operatives.
Four policemen have been arrested in connection to the killing.
Below is a video of the father calling for justice
Kogi Tanker Explosion: Photo of woman killed alongside her husband and three children
A couple identified as Mr and Mrs Olu Samson and their three children were killed in the Kogi tanker explosion which occurred on Wednesday September 23.
Most of the victims of the explosion which occurred around 8.30am in the Felele area of Lokoja, along the Lokoja/Abuja Highway, were school children and students of the state -owned Polytechnic located a short distance away from the scene.
It was gathered that the fuel laden tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) suffered brake failure, rammed into five cars, two motorcycles and three tricycles, as it hurtled down the road, killing the occupants before bursting into flames.
The couple was said to be dealing in sewing machines and other tailoring materials at Borehole cantonment in Felele.
According to reports, Samson wanted to drop off his children at school as had become his daily routine before opening his shop.
The couple were on their way to drop off the kids at school when the incident happened. Confirming the report, one Winsome Rufus took to Facebook to mourn the family.
“Black Wednesday Indeed. Fire Accident At Felele Lokoja. Claim life’s.
RIP To Mr And Mrs Samson And Children (Mummy You Left Just Like That)
An entire Family Was Wipe Off From The Surface Of The Earth.”
Meanwhile, it was also gathered that a man from Okene allegedly lost his six children in the explosion.