16 Year Old Gives His Own Life To Save His Fathers

04.25.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A 16-year old in Macedon, New York died over the weekend after rushing into a burning mobile home to save his dad. Michael Hall Junior woke his dad up when he saw the fire, but his father had a back injury and couldn't escape-- so the teen stayed inside and tried to put it out himself. The boy was found dead in the living room. The father survived, but with serious burns. A teacher at Hall's school described him as an energetic, passionate, wonderful young man, a straight A-student. He was involved in theatre, chorus, jazz, and was studying trumpet. Firefighters say his dad would never have survived without his help. They are calling him a hero.