Teen recalls finding Pass Christian brothers in ATV accident - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Teen recalls finding Pass Christian brothers in ATV accident

Jacob Burleson recalls finding two ATV victims. (Photo source: WLOX News) Jacob Burleson recalls finding two ATV victims. (Photo source: WLOX News)
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

While 7-year-old Abryn Enroth recovers following a deadly ATV accident Wednesday that killed his 13-year-old brother Donovan Necaise, the teen who first found the two, says he prays for both of them.

Jacob Burleson rides Wood Street in Pass Christian almost every day from his parents’ home to his grandmothers. The 15-year-old said few cars travel the roadway.

Burleson said he does however, see lots of ATVs travel the area surrounded by woods. On Wednesday evening around 6:30, the teen said he was riding his bike home from his grandmother's house after playing dominoes with the family.

"I was riding down the street and I was about right there and I started hearing a kid screaming from the woods and I look over and I see both of them laying there with the four-wheeler flipped over,” said Burleson.

The scream came from Abryn. Burleson said when he walked up to the two brothers, he knew he was going to need to get them help.

"I threw the bike off to the side and I came over and I dropped my phone next to them and I said, ‘I'll be right back. It's going to be ok’ and I took off running down the street."

He went to a nearby home, where some other Good Samaritans called 911.

"They gave CPR to the kid that wasn't breathing and they were trying to help the other kid,” he recalled.

He said at first glance, the two boys looked like they might have just had broken bones. But once the ambulance arrived, Burleson said he knew his assumptions were far worse. At the crash site a memorial sits for Donovan.

"I hope he has a safe recovery and people can help pay the funds, so they can get back on their feet and he tries to recover mourning his loss and knowing since I have lost a sister."

Burleson too knows the pain of losing a sibling. He lost his only sibling when his sister was just 8-years-old. Burleson said for some reason, on Wednesday, he didn't put his headphones on during his bike ride that evening. And he's glad he didn't have them on.

Authorities said Donovan was driving the ATV when he lost control, ran off the side of the road and into the ditch. The boys flipped and were thrown off the four-wheeler.

Friends of the Enroth family have set up a GoFundMe account to help with medical and funeral expenses. If you'd like to help, learn more at http://www.gofundme.com/ydqh2g.

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