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: SpaceX, NASA Give 'Go-Ahead' For Astronaut Launch, 3rd For Dragon
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: 'Truck Drivers Are On Frontlines Of Human Trafficking': Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Enlists More Highway Heroes
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: UPDATE: Missing 12-Year-Old Farrah Sanders Found Safely
Several local, state and federal elected officials worked to get a visa for Zamora after his son died.