The hero Pastor and his wife die trying to save their son from drowning while walking to the beach

The hero Pastor and his wife die trying to save their 13-year-old son from drowning while walking on the beach

  • Pastor Felisberto Sampaio and his wife Inalda Sampaio died trying to save their 13-year-old son on Camaçari Beach in Paraíba, Brazil last Tuesday
  • Ian Sampaio was drowning when his parents jumped into the sea to save him
  • The teenager was rescued by local fishermen, who then returned to the boy’s parents and pulled them into their boat
  • The parents were revived by firefighters before being pronounced dead at the scene

A Brazilian family’s beach trip ended in tragedy when a pastor and his wife died after trying to save their 13-year-old son from drowning.

Felisberto Sampaio, 43, and his wife Inalda Sampaio, 42, saw their son Ian Sampaio go underwater on Camaçari Beach in Paraíba last Tuesday.

The couple went into the sea to rescue the boy but could not reach him.

Ian was then rescued by a fisherman and another family member, according to Brazilian news agency UOL. The Good Samaritans pulled the drowning parents into the boat.

Pastor Felisberto Sampaio (centre) and his wife Inalda Sampaio (right) died last Tuesday after trying to save their son Ian Sampaio (left) from drowning on a beach in Paraíba, Brazil

Pastor Felisberto Sampaio (centre) and his wife Inalda Sampaio (right) died last Tuesday after trying to save their son Ian Sampaio (left) from drowning on a beach in Paraíba, Brazil

A firefighter performed CPR on Felisberto Sampaio after he and his wife tried to save their son from drowning. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics

A firefighter performed CPR on Felisberto Sampaio after he and his wife tried to save their son from drowning. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics

Video footage showed a firefighter desperately trying to save Felisberto’s life by administering CPR while Inalda lay unresponsive on the sand.

Both Felisberto and Inalda were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Felisberto pastored the Assembly of God Church in Quixaba, Paraíba for 12 years.

The family lived in Campina Grande and spent a few days in the town of Lucena in Paraíba.

The couple’s tragic deaths were mourned by churchgoers, including Leonardo Meneses, a pastor at a church that Felisberto and Inalda frequented.

“I know the circumstances are painful for us and difficult to understand; only eternity will explain all the mysteries of life,” he said.

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Emma Colton

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