Skip to comments.HERO: Eight-year-old boy dies in fire after rescuing 6 people
Posted on 01/23/2014 4:02:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
An eight-year-old New York boy who rescued six of his relatives from a fire before tragically dying in the blaze is being hailed as a hero by local and national news media.
When an electrical fire broke out in his grandfathers trailer home in Penfield, New York, Tyler Doohan was the only person to take notice everyone else was asleep. The young boy quickly alerted his grandmother, aunt and cousins, rescuing children as young as 4 and 6 from the fast-moving blaze.
With the fire roaring, Doohan went back in to help his grandfather. His body was found near his uncle, who also perished.
Doohans great grandfather also died in the fire.
But the death toll might have included six other people, had Doohan not intervened, according to firefighters and neighbors who described the boys efforts as heroic and heartbreaking....
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This makes me so sad, we really need heros today and this young man was filled with the right stuff.
We have a winner! He died that others might live. Here’s your key and there’s your grandpa and uncle (hopefully)waiting for you next to a very happy Jesus. Now pray for the ones you ‘saved’ to take their opportunity successfully.
This young man was more than a hero. He was truly what goodness and righteousness are all about. He rests peacefully in the loving arms of the Lord.
The boys other uncle, Joseph Breyette, said his young nephew heard Smith calling for help inside the house and rushed in to get him."
Hero boy, 8, killed in trailer fire after saving SIX of his sleeping relatives and trying to go back and save his trapped amputee uncle:
Indeed. He was made of the right stuff. Would have been a good Marine, one day. Rest in Peace, young man.
Even in the darkest of hours - a light will shine to remind us what sacrifice and live is all about - WOW - just WOW - and he was 8...Well, he is with his grandfather in the best place they both can be. God save them!
No greater love hath a man than that he lay down his life for a friend. May his soul rest in peace, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.