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Man says he's a hero too and wants some of the spoils being given to Tremayne Brown

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trench-town-hero-gully-rescue.jpgA Trench Town man is today quite upset as he says he's a hero too and wants recognition for saving drowning boy 12-year-old Renaldo Reynolds and his rescuer, Tremayne Brown

Alphonso 'Vivian' Coombs, a 26-year-old resident of Trench Town says he played a vital role in the rescue effort of a little boy from raging flood waters last Friday in the community - an event which has turned another resident, Tremayn Brown, into a celebrated hero.

Reports are that Renaldo Reynolds, a student of Jones Town Primary, was playing with friends on his way home from school when he found himself being swept away by flood waters in the gully on Collie Smith Drive.

After seeing Renaldo in the gully desperately clutching and gasping for air in the muddy flood water, Brown took off his shoes, jumped into the gully, and held on to the little boy.

Coombs said he subsequently played an instrumental role in rescuing the pair - after Brown was found in the ferocious water clinging on to a tree root with one hand while firmly holding the child with the other - but expressed disappointment that he has not received any of the praise.

"Right now I am here with mixed emotions, I am the person who pulled Brown from the gully and held on to him for several minutes before help came," Coombs said.

"But a one man alone ah get everything," he told Loop News and also repeated the same story to news out, The Star.

"So me woulda love to know if I'm not somebody too. How comes no one is highlighting me?"

Social media has mixed feelings on the matter as some say Brown is the real hero while others agree that Coombs should get recognition.

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