Children’s tour guide to the world’s largest shipwreck
Posted On July 15, 2021
The family of a seven-year-old boy found dead in a boat on a holiday in Australia says he was a good kid who loved to explore the water.
Key points:Tyler Childers, from Northamptonshire, was on a tour with his father and older brother when he drowned in the Red Sea on December 11A boat carrying his brother was also found in the same area on Christmas DayThe family say Tyler was a “very popular boy” who was always having fun with his friends.
Tyler died on December 10 in the Mediterranean Sea, in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria, aged seven.
His father has called the tragedy a “tragic accident” and said his son’s death was a direct result of the boat tour he was on.
“It’s hard to believe the worst could happen to any young person, but he was just such a happy child who loved the water and being out in the water,” his father, Trevor Childers said.
“The boy loved to go and explore, but this tragedy has left him devastated and very saddened.”
He was such a very popular kid and he was always on the go with his brothers and sisters, especially his younger brother.
“Trevor Childers and his family have said Tyler had a great personality and was always being silly.”
We don’t know exactly what happened to Tyler, but his family is devastated by this tragedy,” he said.
Tyler’s father said he was devastated to hear about his son.”
Our family is very sorry, but we can’t imagine what Tyler would have felt like,” he told reporters.”
This has devastated the family and the entire community.
“Tyler was such an adorable little boy.
I don’t think we ever expected this.”
Terrance Childers was one of several Australians who found Tyler’s body.
He told reporters he had been searching the water for a ship for months, with no luck.
“All the boats were in the area and I had just been looking for the ship,” he added.
“I was looking for a boat to go on a little trip, and I just saw a boat out in front of me and thought, ‘Oh, it’s a ship’.”
The family said they had spoken to a number of people and that Tyler had been a “loving, friendly and enthusiastic” boy.
They said the boat they were on was a popular boat tour that had been on since at least the 1990s and had been regularly visited by tourists from all over the world.
The family have appealed for help to find a person of interest in the case, as the investigation continues.