East Rochester basketball players paused to honor a classmate Friday night, after he was tragically killed nearly two weeks ago. The players dedicated their game to the nine-year-old, Tyler Doohan, who was a 4th grader at their school and died while trying to rescue his disabled grandfather from a fire at his home.
Fire officials say Tyler first noticed the fire while his family was sleeping, and saved several of them by waking them up. But he died after going back inside the burning mobile home to rescue Lewis Beach and Steven Smith. All three of them didn't make it out.
Earlier Friday, we learned his great-grandmother, Barbara Beach, died from injuries she suffered in the fire.
At the game, it was a super hero's welcome, and even though Tyler is no longer with us, he was present on every shirt that the East Rochester basketball team had made up with Tyler’s picture on it.