LODD: 17-year-old NC firefighter dies en route to scene
Dakota Snavely was on his way to a water rescue call when he was involved in a vehicle crash
Duty Death: Dakota Snavely - [Oakbor, North Carolina]
By FireRescue1 Staff
OAKBOR, N.C. — A teen firefighter died Sunday while on his way to a water rescue.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, East Side Fire Department volunteer firefighter Dakota Snavely, 17, was involved in a vehicle crash while driving to a water rescue at Morrow Mountain State Park.
Snavely died from his injuries sustained in the crash.
The teen was a member of the department, where his father was also a fire captain, for three years.
The incident is currently under investigation.
- Vehicle Crash