T&T `hero’ dies after rescuing two children from drowning

...Nicholas Seucharan could not even swim, still he went

(Trinidad Express) In the ultimate act of selflessness a 26-year-old Tabaquite man died on Monday, after rescuing two children from drowning in Mayaro.

Nicholas Seucharan, an electrician, of Allen Road, could not swim, but still went after the floundering children, the Express was told.

Seucharan’s mother, Pramatee Seucharan, said her son was a very helpful person who never turned his back on others.

“It was a good thing that he did, but losing him is very hard on me. He was my only son”, his grieving mother said.

She added “His father was begging him not to go in the water, but he still went. He wanted to help save the children. He was a family person”.

Nicholas Seucharan
Nicholas Seucharan

Seucharan’s fiance, Samantha Hendrickson, and other relatives went to a beach near Indian Bay, off the Guayaguayare Main Road on Monday.

Prematee Seucharan, a mother of two, said there were other persons on the beach, whom she believed belonged to a church. “We realised those people were not drinking and feting so we decided to stay there”, the mother said.

At around 4 p.m. Seucharan was playing cricket on the beach when a woman from the other group began asking for help to save two children, aged 11 and eight years old, who were being pulled out to sea.

“Nicholas ran to the van to get the rope. My husband begged him not to go into the water because he could not swim. He still went. Another man was trying to help the children was getting into difficulties and people pulled him out, so Nicholas went to save the children. He pushed the children towards the sand, and like he got pulled by a rip current”, the mother said.

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