Tribute to Queensland flood hero

The family of a Brisbane teenager have paid tribute to their son after he gave his life to save his younger brother from the floods.

Jordan Rice, 13, and his mother Donna were swept to their deaths after their car became submerged in the suburb of Toowomba.

When rescuers reached the car, Jordan, who could not swim, told them to save his ten-year-old brother Blake first.

Blake was saved but Jordan and his mother were carried away by the force of the torrents.

Yesterday Jordan’s older brother Kyle said, ‘He was really shy with everyone else, wouldn’t say a word to them.

‘But when it came to his family, well, he’d do anything for them.’

What a hero…it’s just so sad…but makes you proud to be Australian.

by Milo Johnson

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