TYLER, Texas -- The 11-year-old Hallsville boy electrocuted in a weekend boating accident on Lake O' the Pines will become an organ donor Tuesday.
The LSU Shreveport Medical Center where Larry Thomas was treated will hold a special ceremony in his honor. A flag will be raised at the start of the donation process and will continue to fly until the process is complete. At that time, the flag will be lowered and given to the Larry family.
Larry was sailing in a catamaran with two Eagle Scouts, 17-year-old Will Brannon and 16-year-old Heath Faucheux, when the mast struck the power line at Lake O'The Pines, about 150 miles from Dallas.
A Scout official says a Scout leader quickly reached the boat but the two teens were already dead.Game wardens arrived at the scene to find the Catamaran on fire with the sails up about 300 yards north of the power lines.
Larry was flown to Shreveport but he passed away on Monday.
Kedrick Larry, Thomas' father, posted an update to his Facebook page Monday:
Everything that could have been done was, but it was God's will to call him home. Your prayers did make a difference so I'm asking for continued prayers for our family for comfort in these trying times. This is my son, Thomas Matthew Larry RIP!!! March 17, 2006 - August 7, 2017.
A gofundme account has been set up to help the family with expenses.