"Hero" dies on holiday

A man from Sheffield has been hailed a hero by his family after he died saving a pensioner's life in Cyprus.

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Hero's widow returns home

The heartbroken fiancee of a holidaymaker who died saving an elderly man from drowning has arrived back home in Sheffield and paid tribute to "the love of her life".

Julie Davies described how husband-to-be Keith West had got into difficulties during a trip to Cyprus where they were looking for venues for their wedding next year.


"Privilege" to have known man who saved pensioner from drowning

Keith West, his sister Paula Robjohns and brother Glynn West

The family of Keith West, who died saving a pensioner from drowning in Cyprus, says it was a "privilege" to have known him.

The family hope to fly home overnight and bring back Keith's body.

He and his fiancee Julie Davies had been looking at wedding venues.

His sister, Paula Robjohns, said: "It is an extreme and tragic sad loss, he will be so very sadly missed not only by myself, our family, his fiancé, and his friends but everyone who knew him.

"He was an extremely funny guy with an amazing dry sense of humour, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to have him has my brother."

Watch: Family pays tribute to Keith West

South Yorkshire man "dies a hero" on holiday

Keith West, on holiday on Jamaica

The family of a man who died saving a pensioner's life in Cyprus have told ITV Calendar he died a hero.

Keith West, 50, from Sheffield, was on holiday looking for wedding venues with his fiancee when he spotted the man shouting for help in the sea.

He got pulled under by a strong undercurrent after he had helped the man to shore. He was found ten minutes later. His fiancee tried to resuscitate him, but couldn't.

Watch: Family pays tribute to Keith West

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