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Hurricane Ian: Two Florida Siblings Drown After One Tries To Save The Other From Flooded Canal

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A Florida mother, whose teen son died after he tried to save his autistic brother from drowning in a hurricane-flooded canal, said she would have also jumped into the water to try and save the minor if she was the first person to arrive. The minor, identified as 6-year-old Tahjir Burrowes, also drowned.

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According to NBC News, the tragic October 5 incident occurred after Tahjir walked out of their Lehigh home and headed towards the hurricane-flooded canal. The minor’s mother, Lachera Burrowes, said her son’s autism was very serious and he was attracted to water. He was also non-verbal.

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The minor’s relatives were unaware he had left the home. The hurricane had also torn down the fence surrounding their home – which made it easy for Tahjir to wander off. The minor’s big brother, Tahjon, noticed his brother had gone out after he returned from the bathroom.

AFlorida mother, whose teen son died after he tried to save his autistic brother from drowning in a hurricane-flooded canal, said she would have also jumped into the water to try and save the minor if she was the first person to arrive. The minor, identified as 6-year-old Tahjir Burrowes, also drowned.

According to NBC News, the tragic October 5 incident occurred after Tahjir walked out of their Lehigh home and headed towards the hurricane-flooded canal. The minor’s mother, Lachera Burrowes, said her son’s autism was very serious and he was attracted to water. He was also non-verbal.

The minor’s relatives were unaware he had left the home. The hurricane had also torn down the fence surrounding their home – which made it easy for Tahjir to wander off. The minor’s big brother, Tahjon, noticed his brother had gone out after he returned from the bathroom.

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