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.

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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.

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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.

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Several local, state and federal elected officials worked to get a visa for Zamora after his son died.