8-Year-Old Boy Saves 6 In Blaze Before Dying While Trying To Save Another (Video)
Tyler Doohan, Hero A fourth-grade boy died in a fire in his grandfather’s Penfield, N.Y., trailer home after helping to save six of his relatives. Tyler Doohan, 8, had returned to the blaze in an attempt to help rescue his disabled uncle, reports the Democrat & Chronicle. Tyler, his uncle Steve Smith and his grandfather Louis J. Beach died in the inferno this past weekend. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, citing investigators, Tyler took it upon himself to wake his sleeping relatives once he detected the fire at around 4:45 a.m. on Monday. Two of the people Tyler helped save were children, ages 4 and 6. Tyler’s body was found near the bed of his deceased uncle. This breaks my heart. All those saved are expected to be ok. The fire was started by an electrical problem, no foul play is suspected. It is too bad the world lost such a brave soul but I have no doubt he will be remembered for decades or more in the hearts and minds of the people of East Rochester.