Fundraiser launched for dad who died trying to save daughter from drowning 2 days ago

Fundraiser launched for dad who died trying to save daughter from drowning

Paul Doran passed away on January 18th.

A fundraiser has been launched for a dad who died after trying to save his daughter from drowning in Australia.

Paul Doran lost his life on January 18th during a visit to Seven Mile Beach on Lennox Head, New South Wales.

His family has since launched a fundraiser to help them during this difficult time.

They wrote, "Tragically on 18th January we lost Paul when he drowned at Lennox Head in Australia, while together with his wife, bravely saving their children.

Paul and his family were swimming in shallow waters, but conditions changed quickly.

The family then got into difficulty.

"The family was enjoying an evening in the sea in shallow waters when conditions quickly changed and they got into difficulty."

"Paul and Simonne quickly swung into action, getting their two boys Vann and Shay to shore, followed by their daughter Lyra."


"He leaves behind his beloved wife Simonne and adored children Vann, Lyra & Shay, parents Pat & Helen, siblings Aoife, Emma, Gavin & Sarah as well as heartbroken extended families and friends all over the world."

His family said all Paul wanted was the best for his children.

"The family moved to Australia only last July to commence an exciting new chapter in their lives and were thoroughly enjoying their new lives when the tragedy occurred."

His loved ones have asked the public to donate to the fundraiser.

"Please help us honour Paul by raising funds for Simonne and his children who are coping with the tragedy on the opposite side of the world at this incredibly difficult time."

The public has donated €51,000 so far.

You can donate here.