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.


This newly released picture shows Stanly County volunteer firefighter, Dakota Snavely, with his dad »...

Posted by WBTV News on Monday, June 11, 2018


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