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Community Mourns Loss of Lewes Firefighter

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Lewes Fire Department displays mourning band for fallen firefighter (WBOC) Lewes Fire Department displays mourning band for fallen firefighter (WBOC)

LEWES, Del.- A community and friends are mourning the loss of a volunteer firefighter who died during a training exercise on Monday. Tim McClanahan served as a Lewes volunteer firefighter and as a member on the elite Delaware Air Rescue Team (DART) since 2001. 

McClanahan is described by those he worked with as a spirited fire fighter who loved serving the community and helping others. Craig Reynolds, has known McClanahan personally for many years and also worked along side him as a volunteer firefighter at Station 82 in Lewes. 

 "It didn't get much better than Tim. He was always there to help to get you through anything," Reynolds said fighting back tears. 

News of McClanahan's death Monday as a result of that training accident sent shock waves through the town of Lewes. Nancy Krail lives in Lewes and said it was a really sad day for the town.

Louise Warren said she was saddened to hear the tragic news.

 "Firefighters are always in the line of danger and to have something like this happen is just so tragic and shocking," Warren said. 

McClanahan's death struck his family and fellow firefighters to the core. People throughout the town of Lewes like Warren sympathized with their loss. 

 "Having lost a young loved one I understand the profound sadness and hope that they will be able to move forward in some way," Warren said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Delaware State Police are both investigating the incident. 


 

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