This is such a tragic story, just heartbreaking. What a brave kid.
An 11-year-old boy in Queens, New York, is being hailed as a hero after he died saving the life of a friend who fell into a frozen pond.
"He was on land. He only went out to the ice after the other kid fell through," a law enforcement source told The New York Post about Anthony Perez's daring rescue of his 12-year-old friend, Juan Umpierrez. "Anthony Perez was able to push him out to safety, but he fell through the ice and he couldn't get out." Says Perez's neighbor Carmen Rivera, "I'm going to call him a hero. He's a hero."