Community Mourns Loss of Lewes Firefighter - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Community Mourns Loss of Lewes Firefighter

Posted: Updated:
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. 


 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Police Arrest A Baltimore Man for Unsolved Murder of UMES Student

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More

    Maryland State Police arrested 25-year-old Davonta M. Braxton, of Baltimore, Md.

    Officers say Braxton is charged in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Braxton has been a student at the university, but is not currently enrolled, according to school records.

    More
  • Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Neglected Dogs from Seaford Up for Adoption

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More

    Three of the dogs rescued for a hoarded home in Seaford are going up for adoption this weekend. 

    The Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown are rehabilitating the 31 dogs rescued last week. 

    More
  • Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    Seaford Family Supports Son Through Recovery

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More

    As the opioid epidemic continues to cut through communities across Delmarva, Debora Musser of Seaford is speaking up about her son's road to recovery in hopes of helping other families.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices