Florida father Richard Kerr was enjoying a day at the beach with his wife and three sons when a riptide pulled one son out to sea.

Richard Kerr, 40, jumped into the water and swam after 4 year old Joseph – while Jordan, 10, and Jarred, 7, watched. Richard got to Joseph, put him on his back, and tried to endure the waves crashing over them. A surfer found the father and son, and helped rescuers get them back to shore.

Joseph escaped with a minor cut on his arm. Unfortunately, Richard was not able to be revived by CPR and died saving his son.

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Sauce: St. Petersburg Times