Robert “Bob” Sarver Died while saving his grandson caught in a rip
Robert Sarver was killed last week near Daytona Beach while saving his grandson who was caught in a rip current, 14 News reported.
A 76-year-old Kentucky man died while trying to save his grandson from a rip tide near Daytona Beach, Florida, according to reports.
Robert Sarver was killed last week near Daytona Beach while saving his grandson, who was caught in a rip current, 14 News reported.
Initial reports from last week’s tragedy said that Sarver was swimming in an area without a staffed lifeguard tower, according to Beach Safety and Ocean Rescue Deputy Chief Tammy Malphurs, Daytona Beach News Journal reported.
However, his family told 14 News that he was trying to save his grandson.
A witness told the sheriff’s office he saw Sarver floating face down in waist-deep water, according to Daytona Beach News Journal.
The witness said he went to see if Sarver was playing a prank and then pulled him from the water when he saw he was unconscious, Daytona Beach News Journal reported.