We regret passing on that it was Chicago Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price who was killed in the Line of Duty after falling through a hole in the roof of a building during a fire in Lincoln Park this morning.
A “mayday” was called and Price was located right away, but they needed to breach a wall to reach him, according to Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt.
“The main body of fire was extinguished. There were still hot pockets we were searching around when the tragedy happened,” said CFD Battalion Chief Michael McCormick. “When we first got eyes upon him, firefighter Price was responsive. Lieutenant asked if he could hear him, to move his arm. He moved his arm.”
After being rescued, FFPrice was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died.
Firefighter Price, 39, joined the department in 2009. A 14-year-veteran of the fire department, the husband and son would have celebrated his 40th birthday in January. FF Price was a member of Engine 55, Truck 44.