11-year-old NC boy dies after jumping into creek to save sister

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An 11-year-old boy who jumped in a creek in an attempt to save his 7-year-old sister Thursday night in Charlotte has died, according to WSOC.

Officials at Carolinas Medical Center said Randez Brown passed away late Thursday night.

It was reported that the girl remains in critical condition in the ICU Friday morning.

Emergency crews rushed the boy and his 7-year-old sister, Samyah Brown, to the hospital after they pulled them from a creek off Griffith Street in Charlotte, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

The brother and sister were playing in a tunnel when the girl slipped into the creek. The creek is about 10 feet deep, according to emergency crews.

Officials said Randez jumped into the water in an attempt to save her.

A third person from the scene was also taken to the hospital.

Their condition was not known.

Source: WSOC


  • Jessica

    My heart goes out to the families of these poor babies. I hope they are all able to find peace during this tragic time. What Randez did was VERY brave and he will be remembered for his act of heroism. Get well soon, little Samyah.

  • Devin

    This is heartbreaking. My boyfriend told me about this story and said he cried when he heard about it, because he thought about our kids. This little boy was so brave and I pray his family finds peace in knowing what a great young man he was to do such a thing for his little sister!

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