A Florida firefighter died Thursday after a tree fell on his tractor while he was helping family members to clear debris left by Hurricane Michael, officials with the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka, died at the scene. Price worked as a firefighter and paramedic in Bay County and previously worked for Lynn Haven Fire and Emergency Services.
He was draped in an American flag Thursday and taken to the Bay County Medical Examiner’s Office by a procession of emergency vehicles.
Price was known for his service to his community and for coaching softball for several years, deputies said.
“Gulf County lost one of our own today,” officials with Gulf County Fire and Emergency Services said Thursday in a statement. “To Brad’s entire family and friends, on behalf of all the firefighters and emergency staff in Gulf County, we love you, grieve with you and are praying for all of you.”