Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled out of the ocean during a swimming race

Pictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was unconsciously pulled out of the ocean while participating in the Pier to Pub swimming race

  • The 65-year-old man died during a swimming contest in the west of Victoria
  • Paramedics called but could not resuscitate him and he died on the spot
  • Murray Howard, from the city of Beeac, was one of the 5,000 participants in the event
  • The 1.2 kilometer golf course in Lorne is being announced as the largest ocean water pool in the world

Bianca Bongato for Daily Mail Australia

A 65-year-old grandfather who died after he was unconsciously pulled out of the ocean while he was participating in a swimming contest, is remembered as a "model farmer & # 39 ;.

Murray Howard was pulled out of the water at 14.45 on Saturday at the Lorne Pier to Pub water swimming event in the west of Victoria.

Paramedics were called, but they were unable to resuscitate him and he died on the spot.

Howard, from the city of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected farmer and retired teacher, according to the Herald Sun.

Murray Howard, 65, (photo) died after he was unconsciously pulled out of the ocean during a swimming contest in the West of Victoria

Murray Howard, 65, (photo) died after he was unconsciously pulled out of the ocean during a swimming contest in the West of Victoria

Howard, from the city of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected farmer and retired teacher.

Howard, from the city of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected farmer and retired teacher.

Howard, from the city of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected farmer and retired teacher.

& # 39; He was a model farmer, who consistently stood at the top of the market, together with his wife Anne, & # 39; a friend told the Herald Sun.

Murray was community-oriented and always proud of his achievements and grandchildren.

Howard nearly reached the finish of the swim race at the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse when he lost consciousness in the water.

The circumstances of his death remain unknown, but the police will draw up a report for the coroner upon his death.

In a statement, the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club said that her thoughts were with the family and friends of the competitor.

The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club is saddened to hear that a 65-year-old male participant at the Lorne Pier to Pub has died despite the best efforts to revive him from lifesaving and paramedics, & # 39; according to the statement.

The event invoices itself as the largest ocean water pool in the world, with approximately 5000 participants and 15,000 spectators

The event invoices itself as the largest ocean water pool in the world, with approximately 5000 participants and 15,000 spectators

The event invoices itself as the largest ocean water pool in the world, with approximately 5000 participants and 15,000 spectators

& # 39; Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the competitor. We ask the media to respect the privacy of the family at this stage and no further comments will be made about the Lorne SLSC. & # 39;

The event invoices itself as the largest ocean water pool in the world, with approximately 5000 participants and 15,000 spectators.

The race starts at Lorne Pier and ends at the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house.

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