Prentice “Jay” Tyndall

On May 8, 2016, at approximately 2200hrs, Hugo Fire Department was dispatched on a mutual aid fire call with the North Lenoir Fire Department. Firefighter Tyndall responded to the station and was driving an engine and enroute when the call was canceled. Near noon of the following day, Firefighter Tyndall called his wife advising her that he was having severe head pain. Tyndall got out of his car and went into the business he was visiting and asked them to call 911. He was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital. While at the hospital, a CT was performed and a brain bleed was discovered. Shortly after this was found, he was flown to Vidant Medical in Greenville, NC. While at Greenville, a procedure was done to relieve pressure on his brain. He was then flown to Duke University Durham for further treatment. At Duke, surgery was performed in attempt to stop the brain bleed, but despite all efforts, Firefighter Tyndall succumbed to his injury on May 12, 2016.

Incident Location: Dawson Station Road, Kinston, NC (U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 6135 1605)

Department Information

Hugo Volunteer Fire and Rescue
2941 Hugo RD
U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 6993 1929
Grifton, North Carolina 28530

Chief: Johnny Craft

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 45 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: May 8, 2016 22:00
Date of death: May 12, 2016 
Cause of death:  
Nature of death:  
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: