September 20, 2019 | 11:45am
A Texas man died whereas making an attempt to avoid wasting his horse from the raging flood waters delivered to the Houston space by Tropical Melancholy Imelda, in response to stories Friday.
Hunter Morrison, 19, was electrocuted in Jefferson County, which is an space northeast of town, throughout his try to avoid wasting the animal, his brother mentioned on Fb.
“He was trying to move his horse, got electrocuted, and drowned,” mentioned Caleb Morrison, who added that rumors his brother was making an attempt to rescue folks have been incorrect.
“I just want the facts to be straight and not give him a sense of false heroism,” he mentioned.
Different Fb customers rapidly identified that, even when he was solely making an attempt to avoid wasting his horse, Morrison’s actions have been nonetheless praiseworthy.
“He’s still a hero if he was trying to save his horse!!!!! So, so sorry to hear!!!!” Vaughn Sistrunk posted.
“Saving a horse is more heroic than saving people. The people should have known better,” mentioned Scott A Pipkins. “God bless that young man and his family.”
Native officers couldn’t instantly verify the lifeless. However Caleb Morrison described his household as heartbroken.
“My family and I are going through one of the most horrific times in our lives with losing Hunter,” he wrote. “Thank you for all the kind words and phone calls I have received over the past 8 hrs.”
Tributes to Morrison, whose Fb web page is stuffed with photos of him using a horse, whose title was not accessible, started pouring in from throughout the nation.
Rocking R Ranch and Rescue, a horse rescue nonprofit in Mississippi, mentioned that it was naming a horse it had rescued after him.
“We will name him Hunter in honor of the brave young man, Hunter Morrison, who lost his life today while attempting to save his horse from the flood waters,” the nonprofit mentioned in an announcement.
A household good friend has created a GoFundMe in his honor to cowl the price of funeral preparations.