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I know shit goes down everyday around the world and what not...

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But this lil homie at the very least deserves a thread for having heart to do what he did.

 

 

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110113/ts_yblog_upshot/boy-saved-brothers-life-in-australian-flood

 

Jordan Rice, a 13-year-old Australian boy, has emerged as a tragic-heroic figure in news accounts of the disastrous Australian floods, after he asked a rescuer to save his little brother, Blake, before himself. Jordan Rice and his mother, Donna, were swept away by floodwaters and drowned before rescuer Warren McErlean could return for them.

Jordan's father, John Tyson, told the Toowoomba Chronicle Jordan could not swim and was terrified of water.

 

"I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother, even though he was petrified of water," he said. "He is our little hero."

Tyson told the paper his longtime partner, Donna Rice, was driving with two of her young sons in tire-level water when her engine stopped. She called for help and the three of them got on the roof of the car as the floodwaters rose quickly. Bystanders were not offering help until McErlean tied a rope around himself and went after them.

A wave of water was coming fast when McErlean reached them with the rope. "Save my brother first," Jordan said, according to McErlean.

 

Jordan and his mother were swept away, and only 10-year-old Blake survived.

 

 

 

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Jordan Rice

 

 

 

 

CNN link: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/13/flood.teenager/index.html

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I heard about this earlier tonight and was fucking dumbstruck by what he did. We should all have that greatness is us or at least strive for it.

 

Little bad ass mother fucker. RIP!!!

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''Bystanders were not offering help until McErlean tied a rope around himself and went after them.''

 

Not to take attention off this kids heroics, but I just wanted to say fuck people who do nothing when someones in trouble or needs help.

 

Its a shame the only person present with heart besides the rescuer was a 13 year old boy, but atleast he died a man.

 

Rest in peace brave fella

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I was told once, that in the heat of a crisis - if you see people not helping you MUST APPOINT A PERSON, AND ORDER THEM TO DO AS YOU SAY, not ask randomly for help or scream (somebody help me).

 

 

You have to assert yourself with AUTHORITY and FORCEFULLY TELL PEOPLE what to do, otherwise they just stand there looking indecisive and SHOCKED.

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I was told once, that in the heat of a crisis - if you see people not helping you MUST APPOINT A PERSON, AND ORDER THEM TO DO AS YOU SAY, not ask randomly for help or scream (somebody help me).

 

 

You have to assert yourself with AUTHORITY and FORCEFULLY TELL PEOPLE what to do, otherwise they just stand there looking indecisive and SHOCKED.

 

 

It's true.

 

That's one of the things they teach in CPR training

 

"YOU CALL 911" ->

"YOU GET ME AND AED(defibulator)" <-

"YOU STAND OUTSIDE AND DIRECT THE AMBULANCE" ->

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why is it that the best people in the world leave it far too soon

and we're left with what remains.

 

RIP

 

 

*also great to realize what to do, and what not to do, when shit goes down

don't be naive enough to think you'd never end up in a situation like this

 

crisis situations are so fucking chaotic. in NOLA after katrina, even a month after katrina, when i was there, shit was fucking anarchy, and not in that good teenage punk way.

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everyone should have something or someone in their life that they would do this for.

 

rest in peace little dude.

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Take a lot of courage to do this and at his age is remarkable.

God Bless his family

RIP

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It's true.

 

That's one of the things they teach in CPR training

 

"YOU CALL 911" ->

"YOU GET ME AND AED(defibulator)" <-

"YOU STAND OUTSIDE AND DIRECT THE AMBULANCE" ->

 

Was gonna say this too, in a crisis situation like that people will flock to a leader, if it's you just keep giving orders till you can't anymore...

 

RIP lil' man.

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