MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The father of a teen who died while saving two people from drowning will get to say good-bye to his son.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted a humanitarian visa to Misel Burgos Zamora, the father of 17-year-old Cristian Burgos.READ MORE: FHP Confirms Fatality After Tanker Truck That Drove Off Highway In Davie Catches Fire
Burgos died two days after rescuing a mother and her 9-year-old son who were taken by the current at Virginia Key Beach.
Burgos went under and was later rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.READ MORE: ‘Get The Shot Today': Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Urging Vaccinations As Florida COVID Cases Skyrocket
Burgos’ father, who wants to be here for his son’s funeral, lives in Nicaragua.
He was denied a tourist visa due to his criminal background.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Searching For Hit-&-Run Driver Who Struck Motorcyclist
Several local, state and federal elected officials worked to get a visa for Zamora after his son died.