Father dies trying to save his 11-year-old son from drowning in the waters of Atlantic City

Father dies trying to save his 11-year-old son from drowning after the boy is caught in ocean currents during a family vacation to Atlantic City

  • Thanh Bui, 58, from Reading, Pennsylvania, saw his son struggling in the surf
  • The brave father overpowered raw water as he tried to save his boy
  • The son returned safely to the shore when his father began to drown in the ocean
  • A former police officer on the beach then swam outside to help the father
  • The father was brought back to the coast and sentenced to death in a local hospital
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A father from Pennsylvania died on Monday in an attempt to save his 11-year-old son from drowning during a family vacation in Atlantic City, the authorities said.

Thanh Bui, 58, of Reading, saw his son begin to struggle around the surf on New Jersey Avenue around 9:30 am, according to Atlantic City Police Sgt. Kevin Fair.

The boy was able to return to the coast, but Bui tried a rescue and was soon overtaken by the rough water.

Thanh Bui came across the surf when his 11-year-old son was seen near a jetty

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Thanh Bui came across the surf when his 11-year-old son was seen near a jetty

Jim Glorioso Jr., a retired agent from Amsterdam, New York, tried to save the drowning father

Jim Glorioso Jr., a retired agent from Amsterdam, New York, tried to save the drowning father

Jim Glorioso Jr., a retired agent from Amsterdam, New York, tried to save the drowning father

Jim Glorioso Jr., a retired agent from Amsterdam, New York, used a metal detector under a nearby pier when an unknown woman ran up and begged him to help the boy and his father.

Glorioso told Fox 29 that he went into the ocean when the father went below the surface of the water.

& # 39; When I got there, I was terrified, & # 39; said Gloriosio, who paddled into the ocean with the help of a boogie board.

Beach patrol and firefighters came to the site to bring both men back to the coast, according to Fair.

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& # 39; CPR was initiated by the father, who unfortunately died a short time later in a local hospital, & # 39; said the police sergeant.

The Good Samaritan tries to save the drowning father

Heartbreaking story from Atlantic City … On Monday morning around 9:30 a father from Berks County jumped into the ocean in front of the Ocean Resort to save his 11-year-old son who was struggling in the water. The boy eventually landed safely, but the father ran into serious problems. Jim Glorioso is a former police officer from Amsterdam, New York. He was in AC with his wife for her birthday. He happened to be on the beach when the tragedy occurred. A woman ran to him for help. It took half an hour before the rescuers arrived on the beach. Jim says the instinct has just entered and he knew he had to do something. He paddled to the drowning father on a boogie board. He was able to draw the man on the board and tried to give him CPR, but says he himself was terrified. The waves were large and the current was strong. He was suddenly afraid of himself. By that time, the Atlantic City Beach Patrol and Emergency Responders had been notified and Jim and the father were in the water. Unfortunately it was too late for the father who is now identified as the 58-year-old Thanh Bui from Reading. Jim says he wished he had been a minute earlier. He wished he could have saved that father. He risked his life to try it and in my book he is a hero. Jim writes AC Beach Patrol for saving his life, but he thinks there should be more signs on the beach to inform swimmers about the hours of the lifeguards. They only arrive at AC on the beach at 10 AM. There were no signs on this beach, but there are signs on some of the others. Here is the story that was broadcast on FOX 29 News.

Posted by Dawn Timmeney FOX 29 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The son was also taken to the hospital and treated for undisclosed injuries.

Glorioso said he wished he could have reacted earlier to help the father, and felt devastated for his son.

& # 39; It was hard to see the child crying there, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I have children, I would not want to have them in that position. & # 39;

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