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2:46pm 3rd April 2013
(Updated 2:46pm 3rd April 2013)

The family of a four year old boy swept out to sea near Looe have paid an emotional tribute to the man who saved him.

Little Jack Abel from Oxfordshire was playing by a river that runs across Seaton beach on Tuesday, when the sand beneath him crumbled away and he fell in.

Passer-by Lee Ellis, who was visiting Cornwall from Nottinghamshire, dashed straight into the water and pulled Jack to safety.

Pirate FM has brought Lee back together with Jack's parents Shaun and Tracey. You can listen to their full interview with Pirate FM's James Dundon, below.

 
Shaun said: "We are just so, so gratfeul. If you hadn't been there, I don't think he'd be with us.

"Thank you very, very much. If it had just been me there, it would have been too late. He would have been gone and swept out.

Lee responded: "I don't know what drove me to run into the sea, but it was just instinct I think."

Jack's mum Tracey, added: "I just want to say thank you so much again. I think shock just set in and I couldn't really do anything, but I wasn't strong enough to get across that river.

"He is going to be five tomorrow, so that would have been a birthday."



2:46pm 3rd April 2013

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