A 61-year-old Minnesota man drowned in Puerto Rico attempting to save his 19-year-old son in rough seas.
Vidal Morales Guzman was vacationing with his family on the U.S. territory’s north coast when he tried to help his 19-year-old son, Public Radio International said.
Authorities said Morales drowned Monday afternoon in rough seas off a popular beach called Poza Las Mujeres. Police, who described the struggling youth as Morales’ stepson, said Morales was swept away, but the youth managed to grab onto a rock and was saved after yelling for help.
Police said several people on the beach helped pull Morales out of the water, but he died before arriving at a nearby hospital.