A DOCTOR has drowned in a desperate bid to rescue his son.

Angel Manuel Milla, 40, a GP, from Sevilla, died off Zahara de los Atunes, as he tried to save the six-year-old being swept out to sea.

The father-of-three had jumped into the water to save the child but had got into difficulty due to strong waves and undercurrent.

The boy was eventually rescued without serious injury but nothing could be done for Milla who was pronounced dead at the scene by the emergency services.