The teenager from Florida is the hero we all need.
Cristian Burgos, a 17-year-old teenager from Florida was not the one to care about his own safety when he saw two people in immediate danger. A 25-year-old mother and her 9-year-old son were swimming near Virginia Key Beach when a strong current pulled them in. As reported by Fox13News, Burgos raced towards them to help as soon as he realized the danger.
The eyewitnesses on the scene said that he leaped towards the child first, pushing him towards the shore to safety before wading in further to save the mother. Unfortunately, he was also swept in by the current during his rescue effort and a few people at the beach jumped in to save Burgos.
Burgos was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was in a coma since his arrival there. He passed away on Wednesday morning leaving behind a legacy of true selflessness.
William Aristide, the principal of his Booker T. Washington High School, said in a statement: "He was able to save the lives of two people while putting his own life at stake. No other better way to describe him other than the word 'Hero.'"
His friends, family, and teachers were all heart-broken at his untimely demise but they were proud of what this young man did. He would be remembered with love and as an inspiration for everyone.