Mum of boy, 13, who drowned at a popular waterfall is remembered as a ‘loving boy’ after his body was found
- Aiden Braumann, 13, was playing in the water with a friend at Cedar Creek Falls
- The boys got into trouble and only one managed to swim to the shore
- His distraught mother remembered him as a ‘loving boy’ in a heartfelt post
A 13-year-old who drowned while swimming at a popular waterfall has been remembered by his distraught mother as a ‘loving boy’.
Aiden Braumann was playing in the water at Cedar Creek Falls on Queensland’s Gold Coast with a friend at 4.45pm on Thursday.
Even though the boys were being supervised by an adult, they got into trouble and only one made it back to the shore.
On Thursday night, Aiden’s mother Sherry Caroll said losing him is ‘the hardest thing’ she had had to face.
The body of Aiden Braumann (pictured) was pulled from the water at Cedar Creek Falls on Thursday evening
‘I don’t know how I’m going to get through it my son, Aiden Braumann. I love you so much,’ she wrote on Facebook.
Ms Caroll also said she would miss being able to hold and talk to him and ‘everything about him’.
One woman replied and said she could not believe Aiden was gone because he stopped by her place before the fateful swim.
‘Omg he was just here for a visit before he went swimming,’ she wrote.’
‘Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. We are going to miss his smiling cheeky grin. Xxxx’
Even though the boys were being supervised by an adult, they got into trouble and only one made it back to the shore (Cedar Creek Falls pictured)
Devastated friends and family flocked to social media with tributes.
‘R.I.P Aiden braumann I love you so much you will be miss you will be in my heart and I will remember all the good times,’ one friend wrote.
‘I love you so much my nephew and miss you a f**k tonne,’ another wrote.
Specialist police, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Ambulance searched for the teenager into the night.
His body was found at about 10pm, just three hours after Ms Caroll begged anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.
‘This boy is 13 was last seen with friends swimming at cedar creek all his friends say he just disappeared pole air police and water rescue are all looking please is you see my son … call police or sms me so we know he’s OK,’ she wrote on Facebook.
Police thanked fire and ambulance crews for their help searching for the boy.