A British amateur boxer drowns in the River Thames ‘while attempting to save his dog.’

A British amateur boxer drowned in a Spanish river in Benidorm while attempting to save his dog.

Paul Lebihan, a former Royal Navy sailor, died on Monday evening, May 9, after getting into trouble in the Bolulla river, which has claimed the life of three other individuals in the last month, according to Mail Online.

British amateur boxer drowns

Lebihan, from Gateshead, was dragged unconscious from the water at a waterfall near Fuentes del Algar, a renowned tourist attraction around a half-hour drive north of Benidorm.

According to local sources, the Briton died while attempting to save his dog, an act that his family described as unselfish. He is seen cuddling up to his pet dog in one of his Facebook photos.

He was washed away by the current, according to a police source, after he drowned.

As part of the emergency response, a chopper carrying firefighters, cops, and paramedics was dispatched.

Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on the site. According to local sources, onlookers attempted CPR on him until specialists arrived to take over.

‘Paul was an amazing, selfless man with a heart of gold, always the biggest laugh and the very best to be around,’ said Kallym Bell, Paul’s cousin.

‘Gutted to hear the tragic news,’ said Lebihan’s Gateshead friend Lee Garretto on Facebook. RIP bro. We’re glad we were able to see you in Spain last year.

‘A top-notch boy with a golden heart. At this difficult moment, our thoughts are with the family. Keep that grin on your face, mate.’

‘Absolutely gutted writing this,’ his pal Lewis Thompson wrote. I’ll never forget all the laughs and moments we shared.

‘You could walk into any room and it would light up. You were truly exceptional. ‘I adore you, brother.’

‘No words can convey how we are feeling,’ said Lisa Lebihan, a grieving relative. I’m completely devastated. He was taken far too young, but he will never be forgotten. Paul, rest in peace.’

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