Bay Area Father Drowns in Failed Attempt to Save 6-Year-Old Daughter Swept Away by Wave in Hawaii

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Bay Area father died after jumping into a tide pool in Oahu to rescue his drowning 6-year-old daughter who had been swept away by a wave over the weekend, Hawaii officials said.

The pair were identified Tuesday as Berkeley residents Mark Hornor, 46, and his daughter Mina.

On Saturday morning, a large wave washed Mina off the rocks along the Makapuu Tide Pools in Oahu while her two older sisters and father were nearby. Her father jumped into the turbulent seas after her.

“We know that the conditions were rough. It was very choppy out there,” said Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman for the Honolulu Emergency Services Department. “It was very windy and the surf was coming in from different directions.”

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