Heroic Little Boy Saved His Baby Sister With Tragic Consequences (VIDEO)

Randez Brown died saving his sister One family is deeply mourning today, after a tragic accident took the life of their son, and left their young daughter in critical condition in the hospital. It's an awful story of what can happen when your average, childhood mischief turns into something else entirely -- with deadly consequences that will change the lives of all parties involved.

11 year-old Randez Brown and his 7 year-old sister Samiyah Brown were just two among a larger group of children playing outside. The kids found an opening in a chain-link fence that led to a local creek. Everything was fine until the kids made their way toward a man-made tunnel. The tunnel led to deeper water, something the kids had no way of knowing. 

When little Samiyeh was pulled deep underwater and couldn't get out, her big brother Randez immediately lept into action. He dove down to save her while some of their friends ran for help. 911 arrived on the scene not long thereafter, but what they found was truly heartbreaking. Samiyeh was alive, if just barely, but Randez was dead. 

Now the children's families mourn the loss of their brave son while keeping constant vigil at their daughter's bedside. Samiyeh is in critical condition, with doctor's saying the first 72 hours of her time in the hospital being the most crucial in terms of determining her health going forward. As if they don't already have enough to contend with, the family, who does not have insurance, have to find money to cover not just Samiyeh's medical care, but also to cover the funeral of their son who died saving the little girl. So sad. Our thoughts are with the entire family.

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Their church has rallied around to help, and they're accepting donations for this family. Donations can be sent to: One Way Baptist Church, Pastor Barrington Johnson, 3501 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208. Or you can call the pastor at 980-216-4650.

Have you ever had a scary experience in the water?


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Ember... Emberbaby

Heartbreaking. I hope the little girl makes a full recovery. May Randez rest in peace.

marci... marcie1455

Extremely heartbreaking story.

Lulu2216 Lulu2216

My goodness so sad. Rip little hero! I pray the little girl makes a full recovery.

Punki... Punkindrublic

Why don't you post how we can help this family. May they find strength while dealing with this unimaginable heartache.

hopea... hopealways4019

Why did she post at end of sad ..tragic story? Did u ever have a scary experience with water? Story aint about us..its about this courageous boy..who died trying to save sister... Instead should have ended.. Rip little hero

KW123 KW123

RIP Great Big Brother, Randez Brown.  Hope Samiyah Brown gets better.  My heart & prays goes to Samiyah, her & Randez parents and family.

Demon... DemonasMom

Their church is collecting donations on the family’s behalf.

One Way Baptist Church, Pastor Barrington Johnson

3501 Tuckaseegee Rd.

Charlotte, N.C. 28208


nonmember avatar dodie

How tragic. RIP little hero.

nonmember avatar Patrina Last

so sad brave big brother without regard to his own life dove in to save his baby sister and he dies may he rest in peace and i hope she makes a full recovery and realizes how much her brother lovef her

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