COMMUNITY RALLY AROUND FAMILY OF DROWING VICTIM PETER FINCH

The wife of a man, who drowned while saving his son during a Lake Macquarie kayaking accident, has posted a heartfelt tribute to him online.

Natalie Finch says her husband, Peter Finch, had been her “rock for the last 17 and a half years”, writing “no one has my back like you do”.

He also leaves behind four-year-old son Jaxon and 16-month-old daughter, Shelby.

Ms Finch has thanked the first responders who helped pull her husband and son from the water at Gwandalan on Friday.

A crowdfunding page has raised more than $17,000 to support the family.

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