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8-year-old US boy saves six from fire but dies trying to save grandfather

Published on Jan 23, 2014 9:22 AM
 
An eight-year-old boy who managed to rescue six people - including two younger children - from a burning mobile home in New York died tragically while trying to save a seventh person, his disabled grandfather. Tyler Doohan's body was later found next to his grandfather's, whom Tyler considered a best friend, CNN reported. -- SCREENGRAB: CNN VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE

NEW YORK - An eight-year-old boy who managed to rescue six people - including two younger children - from a burning mobile home in New York died tragically while trying to save a seventh person, his disabled grandfather.

Tyler Doohan's body was later found next to his grandfather's, whom Tyler considered a best friend, CNN reported.

"It makes me really proud, it really does, but I just want him back," Tyler's mother, Ms Crystal Vrooman, told CNN affiliate WHAM.

Tyler, an East Rochester resident, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield on Sunday night when he noticed a fire in the single-wide trailer, said Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer.

 
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