Teen Gives His Own Life to Save Brother From Massive Floods in Australia
The horrific flooding in Australia has already claimed more than 30 lives with dozens more still missing. Sadly, 13-year-old Jordan Rice lost his life -- but not before making sure his younger brother would survive.
Jordan, his mom, and 10-year-old brother Blake were in their family car when the rising water flooded the vehicle. The current became increasingly violent and passerby Warren McErlean, along with two others, used a rope to try and save the family.
Jordan's dad says the teen was afraid of water and could not swim, but he insisted rescuers save his brother and mother before him. Warren and the two other men brought Blake to safety, but when they returned Jordan and his mom had been swept away.
"He was just pleading with me, 'Please save my mum,'" Warren tells The Australian. "It's just terrible. I just kept telling the boy it was going to be all right and it wasn't."
Jordan and his mom clung to a tree, but when Jordan could no longer keep his grasp and let go, his mother Donna did the same in an attempt to grab him.
"The last thing she did was to try to save her son," Jordan's dad says.
Go here to view a Facebook page that pays tribute to Jordan for his amazing courage and sacrifice. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the Australian floods.