Firefighter dies after rescuing people from Savannah River

Cell phone video of the dock collapse into the Savannah River. (WTVR)
Cell phone video of the dock collapse into the Savannah River. (WTVR)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A firefighter has died after trying to save people who fell into the Savannah River.

Local news organizations report Master Firefighter Michael Curry was helping pull people from the water after a loading dock collapsed on Saturday.

The Savannah Fire Department says in a news release Curry suffered a “medical condition” during the rescue. He was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.

As many as 30 people were injured and 13 were hospitalized as a result of the dock collapse.

A scholarship has been created for Curry’s 8-year-old son.

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