Boy dies after telling rescuers to save brother

Date: 14-01-2011 1:48 pm (13 years ago) | Author: uduak Sophia Monday
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Jordan Rice, a 13-year-old Australian boy, has emerged as a tragic-heroic figure in news accounts of the disastrous Australian floods, after he asked a rescuer to save his little brother, Blake, before himself. Jordan Rice and his mother, Donna, were swept away by floodwaters and drowned before rescuer Warren McErlean could return for them.

Jordan's father, John Tyson, told the Toowoomba Chronicle Jordan could not swim and was terrified of water.

"I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother, even though he was petrified of water," he said. "He is our little hero."

Tyson told the paper his longtime partner, Donna Rice, was driving with two of her young sons in tire-level water when her engine stopped. She called for help and the three of them got on the roof of the car as the floodwaters rose quickly. Bystanders were not offering help until McErlean tied a rope around himself and went after them.

A wave of water was coming fast when McErlean reached them with the rope. "Save my brother first," Jordan said, according to McErlean.

Jordan and his mother were swept away, and only 10-year-old Blake survived.

At least 19 people have died in the Queensland floods,


Posted: at 14-01-2011 01:48 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- xena15 at 15-01-2011 10:22 AM (13 years ago)
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Oh....
Sophie,nw u're gonna make me cry....

Posted: at 15-01-2011 10:22 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moniconyez at 15-01-2011 11:56 AM (13 years ago)
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Oh GOD
Posted: at 15-01-2011 11:56 AM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- naturalqueen at 15-01-2011 07:15 PM (13 years ago)
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HIS NAME SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED IN GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS. HE WAS A HERO.
Posted: at 15-01-2011 07:15 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rosiegirl2 at 16-01-2011 12:53 AM (13 years ago)
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brotherly love,,, we can really learn from this... may his soul n the souls of those who died rest in peace.
Posted: at 16-01-2011 12:53 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- judichi at 18-01-2011 10:07 AM (13 years ago)
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R   I   P
Posted: at 18-01-2011 10:07 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- simele at 18-01-2011 10:15 AM (13 years ago)
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may soul R I P
Posted: at 18-01-2011 10:15 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- truthisbitter at 18-01-2011 12:35 PM (13 years ago)
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SHIT HAPPENS.......BROTHERLY LOVE
Posted: at 18-01-2011 12:35 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mykelly at 18-01-2011 12:48 PM (13 years ago)
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so sorry!
Posted: at 18-01-2011 12:48 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sophiebaby at 18-01-2011 03:37 PM (13 years ago)
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na wa

Posted: at 18-01-2011 03:37 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- enoeno at 18-01-2011 03:42 PM (13 years ago)
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it's a pity may their soul rest in perfect peace
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