A man drowned while trying to save a family struggling in rip currents at Florida's Honeymoon Island State Park.

Two children and their parents got caught in rip currents at the state park in Dunedin on Sunday, MyFoxTampaBay.com reports.

The man, whose identity has not been released, swam out to help, but he quickly was caught in the tides as well. The family was rescued by a boater, but the man later died at Mease Dunedin Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Calls seeking comment early Monday by FoxNews.com were not immediately returned.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that rip currents have been strong off the state park for several days.

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