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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 13 Jan - 13:09

this is off topic so move if it is needed but jordan and his mother died as a resault of the qld floods jordan was 13 and died along with his mother while being rescued he sacrificed his life for his 10 year old brother and his mother let go of the rope when jordan llost grip so she could be with jordan in heaven that is whata true mother is!!!! heres the facebook page you can leave messages for his family jordan was scared of water and yet gave his own life so his little brother could live what a little hero!!!!!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Jordan-Rice/145529772168320


http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2011/01/13/Teen_hero_drowns_after_saving_brother_563725.html


http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Jordan-Rice/145529772168320
Jordan Rice, brother Blake and mother Donna were forced to climb on the roof of their car after they were caught in the flood about 2pm on Monday.

The tragic rescue saw a good Samaritan truck driver save Blake, while Donna tried to grab Jordan, 13, after he became separated from the tree the pair was clinging to.

Ms Rice's devastated partner of about 30 years and father to her four children, John Tyson, said Jordan couldn't swim and was terrified of water.

"(The truck driver) went to grab Jordan first, who said, 'Save me brother'. I can only imagine the fear coursing through his body,'' Mr Tyson, 46, said.

"He won't go down with any fanfare or anything like that - I don't think anyone will even wear a black armband for him - but he's just the champion of all champions, a family hero.''

Mr Tyson should have spent last night celebrating his 46th birthday, but was instead at a morgue.

Donna, Jordan and Blake, 10, were just minutes away from picking up eldest child Chris at his house when the car became stuck near the intersection of James and Kitchener Sts in Toowoomba.

The water was only up to the car wheels, but the engine stopped.

Ms Rice could only ring 000 because her mobile phone had run out of credit.

The family was told to stay put and they climbed on to the roof of the car as the floodwaters rose.

Mr Tyson said bystanders looked on until the semi-trailer driver wrapped some rope around himself and jumped in.

The truck driver rescued Blake, 10, first at Jordan's direction.

The rope broke as he went back to get Jordan and Donna, forcing the pair to cling to a tree.

"Jordan was swept off,'' Mr Tyson said.

"As soon as he went, Donna just let go, you know trying to clutch at him. "The poor little bugger, they just both drowned.''

Mr Tyson said he desperately wanted to make contact with the truck driver, who is described as scrawny.

The cement renderer said he would never have let the trio go if he knew there was any sort of risk.

"It really wasn't raining that hard (when they left),'' Mr Tyson said.

"I said to her, 'You be careful in the rain' but not for one instant if I thought there was any sort of risk would I ever have let her go by herself. I wouldn't have even let her go.''

Mr Tyson said his partner of about 30 years was the best mother who loved cooking and gardening.

"I'm great on a shovel, but she done everything else,'' he said.

"I don't even know where I'm going to start.

He described Jordan as a good kid who loved music and drawing.

"He was a very quiet kid,'' Mr Tyson said.

"He was the exact opposite to all the others. He'd wear purple and chrome boots and red skinny jeans and one of those real sad penguin golf shirts.''



he died being a true hero!!!!!!

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 13 Jan - 13:28

i saw this brave boy is also front page of uk newspapers!!!!!

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Post  margaret on Thu 13 Jan - 14:30

Justiceforallkids wrote:i saw this brave boy is also front page of uk newspapers!!!!!

Yes, l listened to a phone in at lunchtime on Radio 2 which is the most listened to station in the UK Carly and there's alot about it over here. Being a mummy though l tried not to listen in too much because l know l'll end up blubbing, it's a terribly tragic story.

My heart goes out to his family and all of you in Oz.


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Post  Justiceforallkids on Thu 13 Jan - 14:37

margaret wrote:
Justiceforallkids wrote:i saw this brave boy is also front page of uk newspapers!!!!!

Yes, l listened to a phone in at lunchtime on Radio 2 which is the most listened to station in the UK Carly and there's alot about it over here. Being a mummy though l tried not to listen in too much because l know l'll end up blubbing, it's a terribly tragic story.

My heart goes out to his family and all of you in Oz.


he and his mum did what not many could do she tried to save her boys and litte jordan saved his little brother and drowned himself now jordan and his mum are together forever jordans mummy couldnt live without jordan so she let go of the rope to go to heaven with him some would see that as selfish but i dont

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Post  tabs on Thu 13 Jan - 15:25

so sad and tragic

poor wee mite

and truly a hero

sleep well Jordan x

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Post  RIORITA on Thu 13 Jan - 15:46

No words can express how sad this tragic incident is. What a brave boy to give up
his life for his brother, how selfless to love like that. The world is a sadder place
now it does not have Jordan and his Mum in it.

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Post  Fudge on Thu 13 Jan - 17:27

I have just heard about Jordan on the news, what a brave boy especially when he had such a fear of water, I can fully understand his mum letting go of the rope I would have done the same.

What is happening with our weather at the moment, unusual floods, the sky raining dead birds and the rivers and sea leaving dead fish and mammals? IMO something is not right.

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Post  jejune on Fri 14 Jan - 19:04

Don't have time to read any more on here just now, but after seeing the title of the thread I wanted to add that this brave boy and the rest of his family have been in my thoughts, along with all the other people (and animals) affected in Australia.

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