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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds gathered Saturday to honor the life of a boy who drowned saving his little sister.

Randez Brown died last week just days before his twelfth birthday. He was playing with his sister and some friends behind Marie G. Davis School in Charlotte. His sister fell into the creek and got stuck, so Randez jumped in to help her, but he died saving her life.

Friends at his funeral say he'll be remembered for that heroic act. Randez's sister, seven-year-old Samiyah, remains in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.

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