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Brian Stephen Smith

Firefighter/First Responder

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Firefighter/First Responder Brian Stephen Smith and other fire department personnel, responded to a call of a water rescue on the beach.  Firefighter/First Responder Smith went into the water to rescue a man and a juvenile and got swept up by the current.  He was rescued from the water and immediately taken to the Weems Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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

Department information

St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department
324 East Pine Avenue
St. George Island, Florida 32328

Chief: Kevin Delahanty

Age: 56
Rank: Firefighter/First Responder
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 25, 2020 14:00
Date of death: August 25, 2020
Cause of death: Out of Air
Nature of death: Drowning
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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