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US father drowns trying to save children, 17 and 12 at Lake Michigan

A man made the ultimate sacrifice for his kids.

Photo: Lake Michigan, US. Source: iStock.

A father has tragically lost his life after trying to save his two children in Lake Michigan in the US.

Four people got into trouble in the lake at around 8pm on Thursday, police said in a report.

“Upon arrival four individuals were struggling in the water off Lions Park Beach in Lake Michigan. Fabian Weber was on a surfboard and was able to rescue Meghan Lynch and Vincent Ball by pulling them on the surfboard,” the report said.

The 44-year-old’s children 17 and 12, were caught in an undertow.

“A 44-year-old male from Lakeville, Indiana attempted to save his two children 17 and 12 years of age who were also struggling in the water off Lions Park Beach in Lake Michigan…However, the 44-year-old male drowned while trying to save his children.”

A St.Joseph reserve officer rescued the pair but their father was pulled from the water and later pronounced dead in hospital.

His name is yet to be released.

It’s reportedly the second drowning at Lions Park Beach in a month.

-With AP

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