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