Fire Chief Underwood responded to a call of localized flooding that was affecting residential properties in the community. While attempting to clear a blocked culvert with a hose line, Underwood fell ill and collapsed at the scene from an apparent heart attack. Chief Underwood was treated by responders and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: Craddock Fork RD
Rank: Fire Chief
Incident Date: Apr 2, 2014 18:00
Date of Death: Apr 2, 2014
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Activity Type: Other
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road
Lake Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 296
Lake, West Virginia 25121
Chief: Acting Fire Chief Mike Deskins, Jr.
Written by USFA