Tragic, two brothers Zac and Harley Harvey aged three and four, were staying at their dad Shaun’s caravan for a sleepover, then an accidental fire broke out hit the caravan.
Then, a hero dad thought he had saved both sons from the caravan when he grabbed two limbs from the flames, but they turned out to be the arm and leg of only one child.
The woman risked his life and battled through smoke and flames in a bid to rescue both boys.
He grabbed what he thought were two arms of his children and headed to safety. But when he was finally able to see and looked down, he was holding Harley’s arm and leg.
Then he tried to save Harley, and despite being severely injured, he battled to get back to Zac, but it was too late and the fire was too intense.
The fire ripped through the mobile home at around 5 am during a weekend sleepover with his children in January.
Harley and his dad were taken to the hospital.
When the police arrived 40 minutes later, they told her Zac had passed away.
To Erin, the mother of Zac and Harley and Shaun’s surprise, when Harley woke up, he could remember that his brother had died.
Erin said, “Because of the burns and the damage to his lungs he couldn’t really speak but you could tell what he was trying to say. He woke up and started trying to shout daddy. It was really hard, just knowing that he must have been so confused. It was quite quickly that he said to me ‘Zac’s dead’.
Harley is now recovering well and is being supported by all his family.