The brother of one of the two students who drowned after they rescued American children in the Chicopee River in the state of Massachusetts, Theeb Man’aa al-Rakah al-Yami, 27, and Jaser Daham al-Rakah al-Yami, 25, who are cousins, revealed the details of how those young Saudis rescued these children after being swept away by the tide.
A vigil was held by young American kids holding prayer for the two Saudis who lost their lives saving other children. (Supplied)
US Department of State: ‘Heartfelt condolences’
The heroism of #Saudi students Theeb al-Yami and Jaser al-Rakah, who tragically drowned while courageously trying to rescue children in distress, represents the very best of the int'l students who enrich communities across the United States. We express our heartfelt condolences. pic.twitter.com/dtvtazYJTR— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) July 5, 2018