The parents of a guy who drowned while on vacation in Jamaica trying to save his family have stated that they want him to receive a commendation for his bravery.
After a lot of rain fell on December 16, Remo Douglas, 34, pulled his fiancée, her infant, and his stepdaughter from a raging river.
His mother Euthlyn Douglas said, “I don’t want to look at him in the casket when I get to the burial since that will be with me for the rest of my life.
Nobody had a harsh word to say about him, according to his father Norris.
Along with several other family members, Mr. Douglas is scheduled to be buried at the family plot in Jamaica.
Although a date for Mr. Douglas’ burial has not yet been determined, a crowdfunding campaign for his funeral has so far garnered £4,600 to aid with expenses.
“The funeral will be big and people will be coming from all over,” said Mrs Douglas.
“We won’t turn anybody away.”
Any extra money raised through the crowdfunding campaign will be donated to Mr. Douglas’ family.
In Jamaica, Mr. Douglas was swimming with his family when heavy rains caused the river he was in to swell.
When he returned for his girlfriend’s 11-year-old niece after saving his partner, infant daughter, and stepdaughter, both of them drowned.
His brother also expressed gratitude, praising his “selfless” deeds.
“When I’m left alone, I can’t sleep at night,” Mrs Douglas said.
“I hardly eat because I don’t feel hungry.
“Every time I go on my WhatsApp so many people have him on their profile pictures so I can’t escape seeing him.
“The worst is yet to come, I know I will break down at the funeral,” she added.
She said, “Everyone misses him.
His calls will be missed by me. All throughout the day and night, he called.
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