Update: The coronor says the death does not appear to be heat related. A Low Country firefighter died today on duty at the scene of a house fire. Assistant Chief Lee Walters with the Sheldon Township Fire Department on Bray’s Island collapsed after 20 minutes on the scene.
Other emergency personnel attended to Walters before he was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where they were unable to revive him.
Assistant Chief Walters served the last six years of his 39-year firefighting career with Sheldon Township.
The Beaufort County coroner performed an autopsy today and the results are expected tomorrow.