Man drowns after saving relatives
...at Maracas Bay
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.