Dad of 7 Dies Trying to Save His 4 Drowning Kids Caught in High Tide at the Beach

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Being a parent is one of the most wonderful things that life can give us. Of course, it requires a lot of responsibility but our children are completely worth it.

One parent put his life on the line while saving his children from what was potentially going to be one of the most disastrous scenarios. Regardless, the outcome was heartbreaking…

Read on to find out all the details…

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A father has been commended as a hero after a tragic accident that occurred on the beach with his children.

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But that led to some heartbreaking consequences.

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The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth. It’s a pretty magical thing.

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Being a mom or dad is basically the hardest job on earth – and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.

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There are some aspects of parenthood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being one was always going to be great fun, did they?

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Our children are totally worth it.

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But sadly, many parents out there have experienced the tragedy of seeing their children go through very difficult situations.

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Johnny Lee Vann Jr, a thirty-five-year-old man with 7 children was at the beach with 4 of his children.

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And being the great father that he is, he jumped into the water after them and tried his best to bring them to safety.

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They all started to drown in the rough waters of the state’s Wrightsville Beach.

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His wife, Dawn, said that her husband had put his life on the line for their children stating: “He said, ‘Forget about me. Get my kids.’ He didn’t care about nothing else.” He managed to save one of his children.

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As bystanders tried to do their best to help, they were too late.

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And despite emergency services doing CPR on him for forty-five minutes, he could not be saved.

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Now, a GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help the family find peace with the loss of their loving father, son, and husband. The money is going to be used for counseling for the family as well as funeral expenses so that Johnny can be buried next to his mother back in Detroit.

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“Johnny was known to his family and friends as a pillar of jovial spirit. His smile could light up any room and was guaranteed to put a smile on your face.”

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“Our family is extremely grateful for any financial support and words of encouragement. Nothing is too small or insignificant, so please feel free to share stories and pictures of Johnny! Thank You.”

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But they have overwhelmed by the outpour of love and support. Talks have started about making the jetty higher so it won’t be dangerous for people to walk along because this incident could have been easily avoided.

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This user referred to the dad as a “hero.”

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It truly is a heartbreaking situation…

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A true hero and an incredible father. We hope the family managed to recover from this devastating event.

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