Man dies after trying to save a child from drowning at Bonita Dog Beach

Reporter: Amy Galo Writer: Paul Dolan
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A man is dead after trying to save a child from drowning at Bonita Dog Beach.

The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District said it all started with a possible rip current.

It is not yet known if the child made it out all right.

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Coast Guard got a call from a woman saying the man went into the water to help a child, who was in distress.

A nearby paddleboarder realized the man needed saving and managed to bring him ashore to Lovers Key.

This same paddleboarder then tried to give him CPR.

EMS and coast guards later arrived to continue life-saving measures, but eventually, the man was declared dead by local law enforcement.

LCSO said that this is still an ongoing investigation, and there is currently no information on the child’s condition.

This is a developing story and WINK News will update this article with more information when it is available.

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