A U.S. Border Patrol agent died while attempting to save his wife at Wainea Falls on the north shore of Oahu Sunday, reports NBC News.

Kris Gungon, 31, swam out when he noticed his wife Denise run into trouble while swimming near the waterfall. Gungdon also ran into trouble. Lifeguards were able to save Denise, but her husband slipped beneath the surface.

Gungon had served the Border Patrol since 2009. He was assigned to the El Centro Sector.

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