Rilee Beisler Bio/Wiki
According to reports and family members, an 11-year-old Florida girl named Rilee Beisler was killed when she bravely raced back into a burning home to try to save two puppies.
Rilee Beisler, a sixth-grader at McIntosh Middle School, died in a fire at the Sun N Fun RV Resort in Sarasota on Wednesday, according to the county sheriff’s office. Rilee, who had moved to the RV park with her mother six months ago, had initially fled the house but returned for the puppies despite her aunt’s pleas to stay outside, Laura Alden of WFLA reported.
She was 11 years old.
Dies Trying To Save Her Puppies From House Fire Full Details
Alden said, “She really loves animals, and that’s actually how it happened,”
“She was going back into the house for the dogs. She loved those dogs.”
Neighbors had attempted unsuccessfully to stop Rilee from returning inside, according to Alden. Her aunt said, “They tried to stop her, but Rilee was the kind of kid, if she wants it, she was going to go for it,”
Alden added, “That speaks volumes about who she was because she was out of the fire, she was out of the house, and she went back in it,”
Death Cause (Investigating)
Authorities say Rilee died as a result of smoke inhalation. Her death is being investigated by detectives and the medical examiner’s office. Her aunt said, “She had a heart of gold,”
“She loves those dogs. They were a pain in the butt. They were 7-month-old pitbull puppies and, you know, puppies are hyper but she loved those dogs and those were her babies.”
The fire does not appear to be criminal in nature, but the state fire marshal’s investigation is still underway.