PHILLIP BABWAH drowned yesterday after saving two of his relatives at Maracas Bay.
Babwah, 49, of Claxton Bay, was at the beach around 9 a.m when his son and daughter-in-law got into difficulty.
Babwah and two men entered the water to assist.
His son and daughter-in-law were rescued, but Babwah and the man were then pulled underwater.
The two men were helped by beach-goers to the shore.
Babwah was rushed to hospital but died on arrival.
Eyewitnesses said a woman alerted the lifeguards from the time the son and daughter-and-law got into difficulty, but the lifeguards were slow in responding.
It was said that they arrived after bathers had pulled Babwah from the water.