Woman at California beach drowned trying to save three kids

A woman who attempted to save three children at a California beach drowned trying to save them.

The incident occurred near Half Moon Bay when three children were swept out to sea by the undertow.

The unidentified 47-year-old had been taking photos with her family at Cowell Ranch State Beach before jumping into the water to help the kids, according to The Bay City News.

She was then carried out by the strong current and was unable to be saved by her family.

However, the children were rescued by other family members.

Authorities say that her body was pulled back into shore and CPR failed to resuscitate her.

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