17-year-old dies after attempting to rescue mother and child from drowning
A 17-year-old boy who tried to rescue a mother and her child from drowning on a Miami beach has died, hospital officials and family said Wednesday.
Christian Burgos, a high school student from Miami, went into the ocean to save a 25-year-old mother and her 9-year-old son on Monday after they were swept away by strong currents in Virginia Key, a barrier island in Miami. As Christian attempted to save the mom and son, he also got caught in the currents, according to NBC Miami.
The mother and child were able to get out of the water safely, but Christian was pulled out of the water unconscious by two bystanders, the local outlet reported. Paramedics took Christian to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he had been in a coma since Monday afternoon.
On Wednesday, family and hospital officials told NBC Miami that Christian had passed away.
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