SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Several Latino businesses in Santa Barbara are supporting the family of a drowning victim who attempted to save a young girl Thursday by displaying donation boxes to the public.
The management team from Super Cucas Restaurant were touched by what happened to 33-year-old Crescencio Ramos Ramirez. Jesus Flores, a cashier for the restaurant's Mesa location, tells us he never met Ramirez.
"I'm an uncle. It's sad. It's sad something like that happened because children are the most valuable things we have. I think it's a great thing he saved a little girl, but sad he passed away. He died a hero," said Jesus Flores, a Super Cucas restaurant employee.
Ramirez's family asked Latino businesses in Santa Barbara to help them raise donations to help pay for funeral services and to transport Ramirez's remains back to his hometown in Mexico. He leaves behind two young sons.
Here is a list of businesses that have donation boxes for Ramirez:
- Super Cucas Restaurant - 626 W. Micheltorena Street
- Super Cucas Restaurant - 2030 Cliff Drive #1A
- Foodland Market - 1501 San Andres Street
- Santa Cruz Market - 324 W. Montecito Street
A GoFundMe page was also set up in Ramirez' memory.