Everyone can be a superhero. A 10-year-old boy proved this point when he saved one of the victims of the Brazilian soccer team plane crash.
In one of the most horrific tragedies in the history of sports, more than half of the Chapecoense Soccer team was wiped out in a plane crash on 29th November.
Flight LMI-2933, was carrying the Brazilian soccer team, crew members and journalists and heading for Medellin, Colombia. That is where Chapecoense was supposed to go head-to-head with Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana final.
Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crash: 10-Year-Old The Hero?
But the plane never made it to its destination. About 10 km south of Medellin airport, the plane hit a mountain and broke into two pieces.
Astonishingly, the first responder on the crash site was a 10-year-old local kid, whose identity has not been revealed. He was the one who discovered the wounded body of Alan Ruschel, one of the Chapecoense soccer players.
He immediately rushed to seek help from the nearby townsmen. Sergio Marulanda, a local resident, along with others soon arrived. Due to the child’s timely guidance, they were able to save Ruschel and six other casualties.
“When we parked, a child came and told us where the wounded were located,” Marulanda told The Sun. Even though the child did not physically help in recovering the victims, he was the true hero of the day.
Brazilian Soccer Team: Why did the plane crash?
In the light of the tragedy, Atletico Nacional has requested South American Football Confederation to honor the Chapecoense Club with Copa Sudamericana winner’s trophy.
If the Chapecoense Club participated in the event, it would have been the biggest achievement for them, since they have never made it to the Copa Sudamericana finals.
Ruschel was one of the three Chapecoense players who survived the crash. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is being treated no, reports Mirror.
Initial investigations revealed that the plane did not have a full tank of gas when it took off. And the pilot chose to hide this fact until it was too late.