A former professional rugby player died after he was swept out to sea when he dived in to save his teenage children at a Haven Holidays park, an inquest heard.
David Fell, 55, was on a family holiday when he sprung into action after spotting his teenage son and daughter getting into difficulty in the water near Filey, North Yorkshire.
But as he went out to help, David was swept out to sea by a rip tide and died after getting into difficulty in the sea.
The RNLI pulled him from the water and tried to revive him through CPR but an inquest heard he couldn’t be saved.
Assistant coroner for North Yorkshire Oliver Longstaff ruled that he had not drowned due to the lack of fluid found on his lungs.
Instead he said it was more likely he had suffered a cardiac arrest brought on by the stress of the…
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