Within minutes of being burned over much of his body, Michael Brewer wailed in agony as onlookers tried to help the 15-year-old, according to 911 tapes released Friday.
"Please, please, please," the boy screamed and cried.
"Please help me," he repeated.
The Broward Sheriff's Office released the series of calls in connection with Monday's attack by a group of five teenage classmates in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The teens, say police, set Brewer on fire after dousing him with rubbing alcohol, and have been charged in the attack. The boy remains in intensive care and doctors say it will take months for him to recover.
The 911 calls captured the drama that unfolded at a Deerfield Beach apartment complex, where witnesses saw the boy run into a swimming pool - while on fire - and his screams of desperation.
Among the most chilling calls came from an eight-minute recording of the exchange between a dispatcher and an unidentified woman who was at the boy's side.
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