A brave young boy with a huge heart has passed away tragically after attempting to save his terrified friend’s life.
14-year-old Logan Folger from Staveley, England, jumped into a water canal without a second doubt after spotting his friend struggling in the water.
As the inquest heard, a group of teenagers were swimming in a water canal near Mill Green when one of them got into trouble.
While his friends attempted to help, Logan got into trouble himself after jumping into the water. After the incident, Logan was pulled out of the water by first responders who rushed him to the hospital.
After spending three days in the hospital in critical condition, Logan succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
In an emotional tribute to the young boy, his heartbroken mom, Stacey Bentley, called her son a hero and expressed her sadness over his passing.
“Heaven needed another angel, I guess it wasn’t enough to just take one. They already took your big sister, now they’ve taken our son,” Stacey, who lost her daughter years ago, penned.
“We love and miss you both so dearly, if only we could make you stay – our hearts would be whole again, and all this pain would go away. Son, you are our hero, so caring and so kind.
“We are proud of every part of you, we just wish you didn’t have to leave us behind. Please always remember my precious blue eyed boy – you’re my hero, my pride and my joy.”
Paying his respects to the young hero was also Reverend Richard Harris who described Logan as a “completely unique, always entertaining, a lovable rogue” and a “hero to his family, to his friends, to this community.”
“Logan made everyone smile – that was true right from the beginning. He was deeply compassionate, thoughtful, kind, a tremendously good listener,” Reverend Harris said.
“Popular, empathetic, respectful and never nasty, Logan had a genuine interest in other people and helped a lot of people. Polite and well-mannered, he’d been brought up well – and he brought great joy to his family, friends and the wider community.
“Logan had a lot more to give – but he’d already been giving throughout his life, and it’s important we remember that.
Tragedy has taken him too soon.His life was rich, rewarding, happy, and he has brought so much light, so much that is good, so much laughter and enjoyment – and we can always hold on to those memories and treasure them. He was a hero. ”
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