Ga. firefighter dies after helping 7 who were thrown into river during ramp collapse

Photo from WSAV
Photo from WSAV

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WNCN) — A Savannah firefighter died Saturday after helping to rescue several people in the Savannah River after a riverfront ramp collapsed.

Michael Curry in a photo from WSAV
Michael Curry in a photo from WSAV

Savannah Fire Chief Charles G. Middleton says Master Firefighter Michael Curry died in the line of duty.

Curry was helping victims after a ramp collapsed near River Street late Saturday afternoon, throwing seven people into the river.

Middleton says Curry suffered an apparent medical condition.

The ramp, located in an area where several boats dock, collapsed and involved 55 people. Thirteen people were hospitalized and 30 people suffered minor injuries.

Emergency medical personnel treated Curry on the scene and were escorted to Memorial University Medical Center.

Curry passed away Saturday afternoon. No one else was critically injured in the ramp collapse.

— WSAV contributed to this report

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