Mum leaves heartbreaking letter thanking stranger who helped dying son

A mother left a handwritten note on a beach shed thanking the stranger who had helped her dying son.

Max died on March 16 while diving off the Brixham breakwater in Devon.

Locals found the woman’s note pinned to one side of the Brixham Breakwater Beach shed, even though she hadn’t left her name.

In the message, she thanked a 17-year-old person named Lilly for calling 999 when Max was fighting in the water. Devon Live reports.

The note says: “Brixham folks, my son Max died on this beach on March 16th.

“Funeral April 13. I’m his mother, you guys called 999, Lilly is the heroine who did that, so great at 17.

“Thank you for your kindness.

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“Diver! Never leave your buddy.”

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