THREE young boys were praised for showing 'incredible bravely' after rescuing two children from a lake.

Dewi Pritchard-Jones, senior coroner for North-West Wales, confirmed this week that Philip Gooderham, 53, had died during an incident at Llyn Tegid Lake, Bala, on Thursday, May 28.

During the same incident, a trio of youngsters, from the area, are said to have rescued a boy, aged five, and a girl, aged two, from the lake.

Comments on the North Wales Police's Facebook page, relating to the death of Mr Gooderham, claimed the boys had tried to save his life as well as the children.

Cllr Dilwyn Morgan, Bala town councillor, said: “This was a very sad situation and I’d like to pass on my sincere condolences to the victim’s family. It is a real tragedy under any circumstances.

“The group of local young boys showed incredible bravery to successfully rescue two family members from the lake.

“Thank you to all the emergency services personnel involved for their hard work in cases like this, especially when still working under Covid-19 measures.”

Cllr Mabon ap Gwynfor, of Cynwyd and Llandrillo, said: "Awfully sad. My thoughts are with the man's family. These young boys who tried to save his life were terribly brave.

"Thank you for your efforts."

Emergency services were called to Llyn Tegid at 4.50pm on Thursday, May 28.

Mr Gooderham, who was from Deeside, had been recovered from the water and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor by air ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead sometime later.

North Wales Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and Mr Gooderham’s next of kin had been informed.

Those commenting on the North Wales Police's Facebook post paid tribute to the three boys who risked their lives to save others on the lake.

One user wrote: "Thinking of not only the family but the three young boys who tried to save him."

Another added: "Very sad news, and a terrible experience for the three young lads who attempted to save him. Well done boys you were very brave."