A Miami teen has died after he saved a mother and her son from drowning.
CBS Local Miami reports 17-year-old Cristian Burgos noticed Elvia Venegas and her 9-year-old son were swimming in Virginia Key when they was pulled by a strong current. The heroic teen jumped into the water to help them and the pair made it out safely. However, Burgos remained in the water and was pulled by emergency responders after they arrived at the scene. His cousin, Meredith Diaz, said first responders performed CPR after she contacted 911.
“They came up to the shore and did CPR.My cousin and I called 911 and the ambulance came here to save him.”
He was transported to the Jackson Memorial Hospital and remained in a coma until Wednesday afternoon when he was taken off of life support.
“Our little hero has passed away less than 10 minutes ago. We want to thank you all who have been praying for his supernatural recovery. Thank you all who have been donating to help his mother, from the bottom of our hearts. We ask you to keep us the family, especially his mother in your prayers. God bless you all ❤️”
His mother said in a statement that she is proud of her son for his heroic efforts:
“He’s the best son. He’s the most beautiful person I have had. He is a hero. I am happy and I am sad because I wish this had not happened to him.”
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