Man drowns saving grandchildren

August 19, 2009 7:43:43 AM PDT
A Virginia man died Monday afternoon while trying to save his grandchildren who were caught in a rip current.The family was visiting a beach on Ocracoke Island.

Stanley Dye, 73, of Amissville, Va. went in the water to sav his 15-year-old and 8-year-old grandchildren when he drowned.

Both of the children made it back to land safely.

According to authorities, Dye was not breathing when he was pulled to shore.