The United States expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Theeb al-Yami and Jaser al-Rakah after their tragic deaths in Massachusetts.
The young men drowned while courageously attempting to save children in distress. Their heroism represents the very best of the international students who enrich communities across the United States. Theeb and Jaser were among the 52,000 Saudi students studying in the United States who bring greater international understanding and diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses and communities, and to Saudi Arabia when they return home.
(Source US. Department of State)
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)
(Source: AL ARABIYA ENGLISH)