October 1st, 2014

Boy, 8, hailed a hero as he dies saving 6 family members from fire

Top StoriesBy Donal MacIntyre
Tyler Doohan
Tyler Doohan

AN eight year-old boy who saved six members of his family from a fire but died while trying ti rescue a disabled uncle has been hailed as a hero.

Tyler Doohan thought only of his family's safety not his own when a fire engufed his grandfather's trailer house in Rochester New York on Monday.

The young hero boy woke up six people in the trailer who made it out okay, but when Tyler tried saving his disabled uncle, they did not make it. 

His grandfather was also killed in the trailer blaze.

Tyler was hailed a hero for his brave and magnificent gesture.

His body was found in the back of the gutted trailer near his uncle.

The local school superintendent was not at all surprised that Tyler Doohan did such a heroic thing.

"That's the type of young man he was, and in my heart and the heart of East Rochester, he's a true hero," he said.