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Horror moment hero fitness coach drowns in front of horrified wife

THIS is the horrifying moment a Russian fitness coach drowned trying to save the life of a woman who jumped into stormy seas off the coast of Spain. 

Daniil Gagarin, 30, desperately sought to rescue Emma Mönkkönen, 24, after she got into trouble in the raging waters at La Zorra cove in Torrevieja.

Daniil Gagarin desperately try to rescue Emma Mönkkönen
Daniil Gagarin desperately try to rescue Emma Mönkkönen
Sadly, Daniil Gagarin drowned while carrying out the rescue
Sadly, Daniil Gagarin drowned while carrying out the rescueCredit: East2West
Emma Mönkkönen drowned as well
Emma Mönkkönen drowned as wellCredit: East2West

Watched by Daniil who was beside her, Emma — also a fitness coach — had jumped off the cliff in a daredevil leap. 

She swam to a rock and tried to climb out but was washed out into the cove. 

Both Daniil and his wife Darya, 24, are heard shouting to her, trying to guide her to safety. 

As she is tossed around, Daniil is seen jumping into the stormy sea.

Astonishingly he manages to pull them both onto the top of a rock.

But agonisingly they cannot hold on and are washed into the raging  Mediterranean.

In the tragic footage, Darya is heard crying hysterically as the pair are swept into the sea.

A major search and rescue was launched and the Finnish woman’s body was found almost two miles from the cove. 

The Russian man’s body was found the next day. 

Both had worked at a fitness centre at a gym in the Spanish resort.

Russian expat in Spain, Alyona Maas, hit out at “daredevil jumps from the rocks into the abyss” as “completely reckless”.

“I want to say to adrenaline lovers — please find yourself safer activities.”

Daniil jumped in to save Emma — also a fitness coach — after she jumped off the cliff in a daredevil leap
Daniil jumped in to save Emma — also a fitness coach — after she jumped off the cliff in a daredevil leapCredit: East2West
She then climbed to a rock where Daniil tried to help her
She then climbed to a rock where Daniil tried to help her
Both clung on as waves pounded them
Both clung on as waves pounded themCredit: East2West
Agonisingly they cannot hold on and are washed into the raging Mediterranean
Agonisingly they cannot hold on and are washed into the raging MediterraneanCredit: East2West

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