Master Firefighter Michael Curry was among the firefighters and other first responders who responded to the dock ramp collapse on River St. Saturday afternoon just before 4:00 p.m.
Curry was assisting with the rescue of dozens of people who had fallen into the river as a result of the ramp collapse. Curry suffered a medical condition on scene and collapsed. He was attended to by other firefighters and emergency medical personnel on scene and was transported to Memorial University Medical Center. He died early Saturday evening at the hospital.
Funeral arrangements are still being planned at this time.
Curry was 42-years-old and lived in Pooler. He was a 13-year veteran of Savannah Fire & Emergency Services. His last assignment was with Engine 16 (which is stationed at fire headquarters), which also handles marine (boat) operations. He is the 24th Savannah firefighter to die in the line of duty (dating back to 1865). His funeral will be a traditional “line of duty death” ceremony but the details are still being worked out.