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Gulf County fire coordinator dies while clearing Hurricane Michael debris

Gulf County fire coordinator dies while clearing Hurricane debris
Posted at 5:35 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:14:57-04

GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gulf County fire coordinator was killed while helping family members clear debris from Hurricane Michael, the sheriff said.

Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka, died when a tree fell on his tractor, the Gulf County Sheriff tweeted Thursday night.

"We are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own," the sheriff said. "...We are forever grateful for your service."

Price worked as a firefighter/paramedic in Bay County and, in the past, worked for Lynn Haven Fire and Emergency Services, the sheriff said in a Facebook post

"He was known for his service to his community in Gulf County as well as coaching softball for many years," the sheriff wrote.

His body was draped in an American flag and transported to the Bay County Medical Examiners Office led by a procession of emergency vehicles.

In a video, the post said, several members of outside agencies stand and salute Price alongside Gulf County Lieutenant Tim Wood and his family as he was taken to Bay County.