13 year old Wyatt Tofte died in oregon wildfire while trying to save his grandmother(Bio, Age, Wiki)
A young boy was found dead with his dog in his lap after trying to escape Oregon wildfire
Wyatt Tofte Bio,Wiki,Age
Wyatt Tofte, 13, died Tuesday in the wildfires in Marion County, Oregon, along with his 71-year-old grandmother, Peggy Mosso, a family spokesperson told CNN. He died while holding his dog in the midst of an Oregon wildfire. He is credited with heroically going back to try to save his grandmother from the blaze. Tragically, she died too.
Wyatt Tofte Age
He died at the age of 13 years old
Wyatt Tofte death
He perished with his grandmother in the Marion County, Oregon, blaze. Her name was Peggy Mosso. Mosso was found dead in a car that went up in flames, as her daughter and Wyatt Tofte’s mother, Angela, stood nearby attempting to save her. Angela survived but is in critical condition. Her husband and Tofte’s father, Chris, also survived.
Both Wyatt and Mosso died in a burning car, CNN reported, as Wyatt’s mother tried to save them. A relative, Ashley Tofte, wrote on Facebook, “Wyatt went back with his dog to save his Grandma. His last moments were heroic and full of love, together with his grandmother and his puppy.”
The family statement, given to CNN, read, “Our family is devastated by the loss of our kind-hearted 13-year-old Wyatt and his beloved grandmother Peggy in the Santiam Fire in the early morning of September 8th.”
Lonnie Bertalotto wrote a tribute to Wyatt on Facebook, writing, “The Lions Head fire took the life of many people today including my mom Peggy Mosso and nephew Wyatt Tofte. It also left my sister seriously burned and in Legacy ICU. Don’t take anything in life for granted and make the best of everyday.” The post included a series of family pictures. The father is”the grandson of the creators of Enchanted Forest in Salem.”
“On Tuesday, September 8th, the lives of Chris and Angie were changed forever,” it says, referring to Wyatt’s parents. “A devastating wildfire surrounded the couple’s home in the early hours of the morning, and despite the heroic efforts of Chris and Angie, Angie’s mother, Peggy, and the couple’s 13-year-old son, Wyatt, were killed by the fire. At first, Wyatt was missing and there was hope, but 2 days later he was found in a car, with his dog in his lap and had not survived the Santiam fire.”