LODD: NC firefighter dies after suffering medical emergency

Eric "Bubba" Pennell was transported to a medical facility, where he later died

Duty Death: Eric "Bubba" Pennell - [Alexander County, North Carolina]


By FireRescue1 Staff

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A firefighter died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty Monday night.

WBTV reported that Eric "Bubba" Pennell, with Central Alexander/Taylorsville Fire Department, was transported by EMS to a medical facility, where he later died.

Eric "Bubba" Pennell. (Photo courtesy of Central Alexander/Taylorsville Fire Department)
Eric "Bubba" Pennell. (Photo courtesy of Central Alexander/Taylorsville Fire Department)

"We ask that you keep the Pennell family, as well as the Central Alexander/Taylorsville Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers," the department wrote on Facebook.

Details surrounding the medical emergency were not released.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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