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De Luz firefighter dies after training hike

 

Last updated 8/27/2019 at 7:30pm



Cal Fire State Director Chief Thom Porter announced Monday, July 29, that a firefighter stationed at Cal Fire San Diego Fire Station 16 in De Luz died after suffering a medical emergency while on a training hike with his engine crew.

Yaroslav Katkov, 29, was airlifted by the Cal Fire San Diego County Sheriff’s Department helicopter and air ambulance to Temecula Valley Hospital in critical condition.

“(He) passed away this morning despite the diligent efforts of medical staff,” Cal Fire San Diego County Fire Chief Tony Mecham said.

He is survived by his mother, father, and brother....



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