FIREFIGHTER LODD WHILE PERFORMING WATER SEARCH
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We regret to pass on that a diver from Sherrills Ford Fire Rescue went missing in Lake Norman this afternoon. Two other firefighters were rescued after the diving accident in about 50 feet of water and were transported with decompression issues.
Initially the 3 divers went into the water looking for a 29-year-old swimmer who was reported missing Sunday. About an hour later (today) a call went out for more ambulances and help to search the area along Lake Norman where witnesses could see wildlife officers running to meet two of the boats. The Charlotte Fire Department responded to assist. Firefighters were seen working on two injured divers who had gone down between 50 to 80 feet.
Catawba County Emergency Services confirmed there was an emergency situation underwater involving three divers from Sherrills Ford Fire and Rescue.
Only two of the three divers made it back to the surface.
Initially, yesterday, family members said they thought the 29-year-old, who they describe as a good swimmer, was joking when he began having trouble in the water. Making matters worse was the strong wind pushing the boat away from him as he struggled to stay afloat.
Our condolences to all those affected. Follow www.FireNews.net for local details. We’ll post more later on our home page. RIP.
JOHANNESBURG FIREFIGHTER STRUCK AND KILLED WHILE OPERATING AT A CRASH SITE-LODD
We regret to pass on that Johannesburg (South Africa) Firefighter/EMT Tebogo Thobodi, a 12 year member, was working on a patient at a crash scene.in the Midrand area yesterday morning.
While operating at that crash, a speeding vehicle drove thru and into the scene, running the Firefighter over, sustaining multiple, fatal injuries.
Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.
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The Secret List 6/6/2016-1851 Hours