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An Ocean County firefighter and disaster health technician died on a diving trip in Florida Thursday, according to officials.
David Ley served as a member of Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company 1, so that as a per-diem firefighter and EMT because of the Plumsted Township Fire District 1.
"it really is with exceedingly heavy minds that we need certainly to announce the passage through of our people, firefighter David Ley. He had been a beloved person in many emergency solutions including fire and first-aid. We will remember both you and most of the amazing things you did in life, " the Island Heights fire business stated in a statement on Facebook. "many of us are better for having known you."
Authorities said Ley had been discovered unresponsive around 11:30 a.m. about four miles through the shore near Dubois Park in Jupiter, Florida.
"The investigation determined that [the] diver had gotten unwell, " the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a declaration Saturday.
a watercraft captain tried to help, but Ley remained unresponsive and was pronounced lifeless at a nearby medical center, relating to authorities. The Palm Beach County health Examiner's workplace identified Ley, but failed to launch further details on the reason for death.
News of Ley's demise distribute among crisis services in Ocean County.
"He was outstanding buddy and coworker to a lot of, always pleased and prepared to help. He will be greatly missed, " the Plumsted Fire District's statement included.
In a declaration, the Ocean County Sheriff's Office stated: "with respect to Sheriff Michael Mastronardy together with entire staff on Ocean County Sheriff's workplace we offer our condolences to the category of Island Heights Fire fighter (sic) David Ley just who passed on suddenly yesterday. We have lost another hero within our community."