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A fourth-grade boy died in a fire in his grandfather's Penfield, New York, 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.

"The kid has more guts than I know of," Joseph Breyette, Tyler's uncle, told WHEC-TV.

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Wow. That is an amazing and sad story. It's a shame that kid couldn't have lived through it, imagine what he could have done when he grew up into a great adult.

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Tyler Doohan, superhero

RIP, Sir!!

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Rest in peace, little guy. :(

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A true hero. Rest in peace.

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Wow, a truly saddening story, he sounds like an amazing kid. I echo LOC's statement that if he was this amazing and caring as a child we can only imagine how brilliant he would have been as an adult.

 

RIP

 

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I hope the smoke knocked him unconscious before the fire got to him. A hero doesn't deserve the excruciating pain of being burned alive :(

 

RIP

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For some reason this quote seems appropriate

"The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time."

-- Frank Miller
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-saved-family-fire-firefighter-funeral-article-1.1596405

Heroic boy, 9, who saved family from fire given firefighter's funeral

The heroic boy from upstate New York who saved six relatives but died trying to save his grandfather from a blaze was honored with a full firefighter's funeral Wednesday.

Tyler Doohan, who was just 9 years old, was laid to rest at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church in front of hundreds of mourners.

Firefighters stood at attention in Class A dress uniforms as bagpipers played traditional music.

Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer presented the youngster's family with a fire helmet inscribed with his name, before declaring him to be an "honorary firefighter."


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That's really nice... :)

 

He certainly deserves the honour! Just a damned shame he's not there to appreciate it. :(

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And in case no one's been to a firefighters funeral, off duty representative firefighters, and many cops, from departments for miles around show up. Sometimes from other states. Quite a sendoff.

(Many firefightets in the family. When my father-in-law passed, a retired Fire Marshal & Asst. Chief, the procession was 5 miles long.)

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That kid deserved that funeral. Saving 6 people before sadly dying. Tragic story, shame he didn't live through it. :/.

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