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16-Year-Old Atlanta Teen Dies After Saving 4 Children From Drowning In The Ocean



16-Year-Old Atlanta Teen Dies A Hero After Saving 4 Children From Drowning In The Ocean

A 16-year-old boy from Atlanta jumped into action after seeing a group of younger children in distress at a Florida beach on Thursday. He died while saving them, as did a family friend who went into the water to help the teenager with the rescue

Bryce Brooks was on a family trip to Pensacola when he and a group of friends “witnessed four other younger kids who they did not know being pulled by the current,” his father, Shivy Brooks, said during a news conference.

The incident happened while they were on spring break, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV.

The teenager, as well as two others, immediately jumped into the ocean, while the rest of the group ran to find adults.

“Our son Bryce, while being pulled by currents himself literally called for help, but not for himself, he was calling for help for the little kids he was looking out for,” his father said. Unfortunately, while he was in the water, Bryce “was pulled under,” his father added.

When their close family friend, Charles Johnson II, whom the family just called “Uncle Chuck,” went in after Bryce, he was pulled under as well, Shivy said.

“Our family is devastated,” he said. “Our community is devastated.”The incident took place in an area with no lifeguards, the outlet reported, adding that at the time, yellow flags — which indicate moderate currents — were flying. “Bryce is a hero. He literally saved the lives of four kids at the expense of his own,” his father said at the news conference.

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