Family Devastated By Holiday Tragedy
Family Devastated By Holiday Tragedy, The mother of a British man who died trying to save his son from the sea in Majorca has spoken of her grief. Family ‘Devastated’ After Majorca Drowning, The mother of a British man and his seven-year-old son who drowned off the coast of Majorca has said the family are devastated at their loss.
In a statement, Christine Selby said: “My son George Selby died trying to save his son Louis Selby. George was passionate about his wife Abigail and their three sons.
“This tragedy that has befallen this family has devastated the lives of his wife, sons, and mother. George, Louis and their family were – and still are – loved by all that knew them.
“Please allow us to grieve for our devastating loss of a truly heroic husband, father, son, brother and Louis our little bear.”
Mr Selby died as he tried to rescue his son who was swept out to sea by a huge wave at a small deserted cove near the resort of Calas de Mallorca, in the south-east of the Spanish island.
The tragedy was witnessed by the boy’s horrified mother and two sisters from the shore.
The mother ran screaming for help and lifeguards from a nearby hotel tried to rescue the two holidaymakers but could do nothing to save them.
Witnesses said they saw the father shouting for help from the sea, waving his arms in the air.
According to one local report, he had been taking photos of his son by the rocks shortly before the tragedy, which happened at around 11am on Saturday.