A heroic boy

Coroner praises heroic boy

A coroner has praised a 12-year-old boy who died saving the life of his older brother.
Christopher Vince was crushed by a falling tree at Costessey, Norfolk, after he pushed his brother Ben out of the way.

Norwich coroner William Armstrong said: “It gives a powerful message to the rest of us living in a society where the ‘me first’ culture is so predominant.

“Christopher’s first thought was not for himself but for his brother.

“It was a desperate tragedy that ended this boy’s life.”

Christopher had been walking with his brother, his sister, his sister’s friend, and his pet border collie when high winds toppled the tree in Green Hills Woods on Sunday.

The coroner expressed his “deepest sympathies to the family and those who mourn”.

There is another article about this brave boy here.


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