A 13-year-old boy has been killed by flood waters in Australia after telling a rescuer to save his 10-year-old brother before him, reports the Metro.
Jordan Rice had a phobia of water, but when he, his younger brother Blake and their mum, Donna, were trapped by rising flood waters in Toowoomba, Australia, Jordan made sure Blake was rescued before him.
Jordan, Blake and Donna had been out to buy school uniforms when they got caught in the floods. The three of them climbed onto the roof of their family car to escape the water, but when a truck driver got to the family, Jordan insisted his little brother was saved first.
Minutes after Blake was pulled to safety by the truck driver’s rope, Jordan and Donna were swept away and killed by the floods.
Jordan’s dad, John, said Blake was a very selfless boy, who was a hero for making sure his younger brother was rescued first.
“I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother, even though he was terrified of water,” said dad John. “He is our little hero.”