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Hero killed after being swept out to sea trying to save friend in front of wife

The appalling scene was filmed by the wife of the Russian hero Daniil Gagarin, 30, who desperately sought to rescue Emma Mönkkönen, 24, after she got into trouble in the waves

The incident in Torrevieja, Spain, was captured on video

A wife captured the horrific moment her heroic fitness coach husband bravely tried to save the life of a woman who had jumped into the sea in a Spanish resort.

Despite his efforts, which were recorded by his wife, tragically both died in the fierce waters at La Zorra cove, in Torrevieja.

The appalling scene was filmed by the wife of the Russian hero Daniil Gagarin, 30, who desperately sought to rescue Emma Mönkkönen, 24, after she got into trouble in the stormy waves.

Watched by Daniil who was beside her, Emma – also a fitness coach – had jumped off the cliff in a daredevil leap.

She swam to a rock and tried to climb out but was washed out into the cove.



Daniil Gagarin, 30, was one of two fitness coaches to drown
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Both Daniil and his wife Darya, 24, can be heard in the footage shouting to her trying to guide her to safety.

As she is tossed around, Daniil can be seen jumping into the stormy sea.

Astonishingly he manages to pull them both onto the top of a rock.

But sadly they were unable to hold on and were washed into the raging Mediterranean.

In the tragic footage, Darya – also a fitness coach – is heard crying hysterically as the pair are swept into the sea.




Emma Mönkkönen, 24, from Finland
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She raised the alarm with the emergency services on September 23.

A major search and rescue was launched and the Finnish woman’s body was found almost two miles from the cove.

The Russian man’s body was found the next day.

Both had worked at a fitness centre at a gym in the Spanish resort.

Russian expat in Spain, Alyona Maas, hit out at “daredevil jumps from the rocks into the abyss” as “completely reckless”.

“I want to say to adrenaline lovers – please find yourself safer activities.”


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