Heroes rescue father and son from sea

TWO heroes today told of the moment they plunged into the waves to save a father and his young son from drowning in a dramatic sea rescue at Felixstowe.

Richard Cornwell

TWO heroes today told of the moment they plunged into the waves to save a father and his young son from drowning in a dramatic sea rescue at Felixstowe.

A fun day playing on the beach for the family of five turned into a terrifying ordeal when the dad and his eight-year-old son got in difficulty swimming near the groynes at Jacob's Ladder.

With the tide flooding in, the pair suddenly found themselves struggling and unable to get back to shore.

David Coates and Elias Barham heard the mum and her other two children screaming and shouting for help and immediately ran down the stone steps from the cliff-top and dived into the sea to save the pair.

- For the full story see tonight's Evening Star and check later web editions for updates.