73-year-old firefighter stricken at home
6 September 2021
ELLSWORTH, Pennsylvania – A volunteer firefighter was stricken at home and died, seven hours after responding to a motor vehicle accident.
Ellsworth volunteer firefighter Laron Holcomb died on Saturday after returning home from the emergency call.
Holcomb, 73, responded to the call at 1:24 p.m. according to the Observer-Reporter. He began experiencing shortness of breath at home and was transported to Washington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m.
The Washington County Coroner’s Office says the cause and nature of Holcomb’s death are pending.
Photograph courtesy of Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department, Facebook.
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