LAKE GARDA, ITALY: The body of a British father who drowned trying to save his son has finally been found in an Italian lake.
Aran Chada was reportedly on family vacation with his 39-year-old partner Holly Mosley, their 14-year-old son Roman and their 7-year-old daughter Floren when the tragedy happened.
When Chada’s teenage son got into trouble while on a boat trip with his family off the coast of the Lake Garda resort town of Limone, the 51-year-old jumped into the water to save him. Despite taking Roman to safety, he disappeared into the water on July 22 while his family looked on in horror.
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The man wanted to celebrate his 52nd birthday in Italy, but he drowned before the party. At the time, a witness said, “He was able to get the boy back to the boat, where his mother pulled him in.” But then the man went underwater, perhaps because he was having a seizure.”
Although Mosley cried out for help right after her partner fell, it took the Coast Guard and specialized dive teams nearly four weeks to find the body. On Tuesday evening, August 16, Chada’s body was found 316 meters below the surface of the water. The search team may have used an underwater robot and sonar equipment to find the man’s body, which was later found about half a mile from shore.
Chada is said to have been one of three people who lost their lives at the beautiful lake, which is up to 350 meters deep, this week. Coast Guard Commander Antonio Ragadale told Mail Online: “It has been a tough and complicated search but we had promised to find his body so his family could be reunited with him.” It was the least we were doing because he was brave enough to jump into the lake to save his son when he was in trouble.”
“The operation lasted almost a month and we searched for him every day with a robot and a sonar. He was found at a depth of 316 meters, which made the operation very difficult. Ragadale said: “This man was a hero and now he can finally go home to his family. We promised them we would carry on and we have done our duty.”
According to the BBC, the Coast Guard also said: “Thanks to their professionalism and the tools we have provided them, the Lake Garda Volunteers were able to locate the body of Mr Chada on Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2022.”
Chada, whose family flew back to Leicestershire, will reportedly return to Italy to find out what happened to his body. James, Holly’s brother, had previously told The Sun: “It’s awful. “I can’t imagine what my sister and her family are going through.
“Group Sales Director at Global Energy Ventures & GRO Oilfield Alliance,” says Chada’s LinkedIn page about him. He attended and graduated from Nottingham Trent University and Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire.