A BRITISH father is being lauded as a ‘hero’ after losing his life while trying to save his 10-year-old daughter from drowning.
Londoner Reece Morris, 40, died after going into the water in Torrox, despite red flag warnings.
Lifeguards saved Reece’s daughter and another man in the rescue attempt.
Eyewitnesses said up to a dozen bathers rushed into the water to help save the child after she was dragged towards the rocks.
Lifeguards pulled Reece from the sea but he collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack on the beach.
Tributes have now begun pouring in on Reece’s Facebook page from friends and relatives.
His partner of 24 years, Carly Eeles, described him as ‘the most amazing man, partner, father, brother and friend’ who would be ‘terribly missed’.
While his best friend Jay Carter said Reece had ‘passed away as a hero’.
It brings the number of drownings on the Costa del Sol to 12 this year.