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Jordan Rice
(Unknown - 2011)


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Name: Jordan Rice
Gender: Male
Lived: Unknown - Wednesday, 12 January 2011

My Story

Jordan Rice was only 13 years old when trapped in the Queensland Floods of 2010-2011 as they swept through Toowoomba, Queensland in Australia.

Trapped on top of their flooded car with mother, Donna Rice (43), and brother, Blake (10), when help arrived Jordan told rescuers to take his younger brother first. Both Jordan and his mother were shortly after swept away in the torrent when a rescue rope snapped, strained by the strength of the floodwaters.

Since his brave story has become known Jordan's last actions of selfless heroism have been recognised across Australia and the world media.

When the deaths of his son and Donna were confirmed, father John Tyson stoically noted "He won't go down with any fanfare or anything like that I don't think anyone will even wear a black armband for him but he's just the champion of all champions, a family hero".

Jordan was be buried together with his mother Donna in a shared grave in Toowoomba on the morning of 19 January 2011.

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Fathers Name: John Tyson
Mothers Name: Donna Rice
Siblings Names: Blake, Kyle, Chris
Country of Birth: Australia
Country of Residence: Australia
City of Residence: Toowoomba, Queensland


Favourite Charity: Queensland Flood Appeal


Place of Passing: Toowoomba, Queensland
Date of Passing: 12 January 2011
Cause of Passing: Drowned in floodwaters
Place of Burial: Toowoomba, Queensland
Funeral Date: 19 January 2011
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