8-Year-Old Rescues 6 From Fire, Dies Trying to Save 2 More
An 8-year-old boy rescued six of his relatives from a fast-moving fire in his grandfather’s Rochester, N.Y. trailer home, then died when he went in to save two more.
Tyler Doohan woke six family members, including his grandmother, aunt and cousins, who all made it out alive. His father found his body next to the bed of his disabled uncle, who also died. Investigators believe the little boy was trying to help his uncle escape.
The boy’s grandfather, Louis Beach, also died in the blaze.
"In bravely and selflessly giving his own life, he was able to save the lives of six others — and he is truly a hero," Interim Superintendent Richard Stutzman Jr. said in a statement.