A TOURIST has advised of the terrifying second he raced to rescue a Brit who was fatally struck by lightening off a Rhodes seashore – as tributes pour in.
Horrified beachgoers watched on as Seddon was abruptly struck however one courageous Brazilian man tried to rescue him.
Vacationer Wander Machado, 47, was seen speeding to the water as he tried to assist the younger Brit.
Machado later advised Greek publication Rodiaki: “As quickly as I obtained near him, I noticed that he was face down within the water and his face was bruised.
“I instantly knew that each second was essential and began pulling him to the shore.
“I used to be anxious that the identical factor would occur to me because it was nonetheless raining however I did not cease.”
Machado, who carried out first support as quickly as they obtained out of the water, added: “The person was nonetheless alive, I may hear his coronary heart and he had a pulse.
“The EKAV rescuers arrived shortly afterwards and carried out all of the resuscitation procedures to maintain him alive.
“Sadly, I came upon a bit of later that he did not make it.”
Seddon was taken to the Achangelos native state hospital, the place he was formally declared lifeless.
The Central Port Authority of Rhodes has begun an investigation into the incident.
Tributes have since poured in, with associates describing Seddon as a beneficiant man.
One good friend shared an image of the eager sportsman on social media with the caption: “At all times type, at all times beneficiant, at all times fearless. RIP Scott.”
A household good friend advised Mail On-line: “I spoke to his dad and he advised me
Scott had been electrocuted. He mentioned he was distraught. Steve couldn’t say any extra. He’s heartbroken.
“His sister flew on the market to be with the remainder of the household. Scott was a beautiful man and actually well-liked.
“He used to dwell in Greece with the household and spoke Greek. He beloved it there, however now they go and go to their vacation residence there and dwell again right here.”
Seddon attended King David Excessive Faculty within the Wavertree district of Liverpool earlier than going to the close by St Francis Xavier’s School.
A spokeswoman for the International Workplace mentioned: “We’re supporting the household of a British man who has died in Rhodes and are in touch with the native authorities.”