Grandfather who sacrificed his life for his grandsons

A 60-year old grandfather from Carluke drowned in difficult waters after saving his grandsons.

Incident happened on the Gouves beach on the north coast of Crete.

His daughter (mother of the sons) said from sons story what happened.:”They simply went off for a swim and the two young boys, aged seven and 10, ran into some choppy waters,” she said.”The grandfather got very upset and unnerved and he went in, tried to save them. He managed to pull them out of these choppy waters… but in his bid to actually reach these rocks along the beach, he simply got exhausted and it was impossible for him to get out.”Ms Carassava said that locals, including two waiters, had also jumped into the water to help Mr Smith and his grandsons.

“Man Dies in Crete While Trying to Save Grandsons.” BBC News, BBC, 21 Oct. 2021, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-58991811. 


The Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, known as Nuri, took off from Goheung, about 500km (310 miles) south of Seoul. President said the vehicle completed its full flight sequence, but failed to put a dummy satellite in orbit. In his comments, the President added: “It’s not long before we’ll be able to launch it exactly into the target trajectory,” Reuters news agency reported. According to Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) , Korea is planning to launch four more Nuri’s until 2027 to increase reliability.

BBC News. “South Korea Launches First Homegrown Space Rocket Nuri.” BBC News, 21 Oct. 2021, www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58990718.

Written by Peter Sedlák

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