'Selfless' man killed in B.C. mudslide used last moments to save his mother, sister says

Brett Diederichs’s last words were spoken in the way his sister says he spoke throughout his entire life: to help someone else.

Diederichs, 36, was standing on the main highway outside of Lillooet, B.C., with his mother when he realized a mudslide was charging down the hill above them. In an instant, he shouted at his mother.

“They heard a really intense, loud rumble. The ground shook. The last thing my mom remembers is my brother screaming, ‘Mom, get back in your car.’ Which she did, just in the nick of time,” Kirsten Diederichs, Brett’s older sister, said in an interview Wednesday. 

“My brother just couldn’t make it back. He was immediately lost.”

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