This is the most devastating news I’ve read this year. The brave 8 year old Tyler Doohan will be remembered forever for his bravery. Read the full story below:
“Tyler Doohan’s body was discovered next to the bed of his grandfather, Louis Beach, after a blaze swept through the trailer they were staying in.
Investigators say the youngster died alongside Beach, 57 and another man, 54-year-old Steven Smith. A dog also perished.
Tyler was staying in his grandfather’s trailer when fire broke out in the early hours of Monday in Penfield, East Rochester, New York.
He raised the alarm, waking six relatives who all got out safely, but went back inside to help his grandfather.
The boy’s aunt ran into the trailer after him but lost Tyler when smoke engulfed the property.
Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer said: ‘By that time, the fire had travelled to the back of the trailer. Unfortunately they [Tyler and his grandfather] both succumbed to heat and smoke.’
He added that one woman was also treated in hospital for second degree burns.
Fire specialists are investigating the cause of the blaze.
East Rochester Central School District, where Tyler was a pupil, said in a statement: ’It is extremely important to remember that according to emergency personnel, (Tyler) was the person who discovered the fire and tried to wake the eight other people in the residence at the time.
‘In bravely and selflessly giving his own life, he was able to save the lives of six others, and he is truly a hero.’ “ METRO
May his soul rest in peace…Amen