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    Default CA-MDF-Luke Sheehy, Redding SJ killed by falling branch

    Sad News: As a number of you probably know through the "nomex underground", we lost a Redding Smokejumper yesterday evening.

    Three jumpers jumped a small lightning fire in the South Warner Wilderness Area on the Modoc National Forest, about a mile and a half SE of the Soup Springs Campground . Luke Sheehy (28) died from injuries received when he was hit by a limb that fell more than 60 feet.

    Our condolences to his family, his crew, his friends and fire family.

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    From: Office of the Chief
    Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:18 PM
    To: ALL FS
    Subject: Region 5 Firefighter Fatality

    All FS Employees:

    It is with a very heavy heart I write to inform you of the loss of a firefighter, a smoke jumper, and one of our Forest Service family. Luke Sheehy, a 28-year-old firefighter from Susanville, Calif., died Monday afternoon as a result of injuries received on a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest in northeast California. Luke, a member of the California Smokejumpers based out of Redding, was struck by a dead tree on the Saddle Back Fire in the South Warner Wilderness about 15 miles southeast of Alturas, Calif. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. Efforts to resuscitate him were not successful. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Alturas where he was pronounced dead. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this brave young smokejumper who lost his life yesterday working with his team to control a blaze on the Modoc National Forest. We are launching a full review into the cause of his death to learn everything we can to prevent future tragedies like this.

    Chief Tom Tidwell
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    Always Remember Luke Sheehy



    The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is helping with arrangements as they do. I am thankful for their "safety net".

    Feel free to express your condolences here. Ab.
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    Default Calif. smokejumper killed

    krcrtv.com is reporting a Redding based smokejumper killed yesterday. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/red...z/-/index.html
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    Default Re: Calif. smokejumper killed

    RIP brother . God speed and my prayers go out to the family, friends and co workers.

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    Default Re: Calif. smokejumper killed

    Please join me and my family in offering prayers for this young man and his family.

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    Sending a prayer to his family as well as a thank you for his service. RIP

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    Default Re: Calif. smokejumper killed

    My prayers for him and may he RIP. Condolences to the family. Thank you Sir for your service.
    Another tragic accident, that likely could not have been prevented. My sympathy to the Smoke Jumper community.

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    RIP Brother ...

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    Another tragic loss. RIP brah.

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    Condolences to family, friends, co-workers. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Default Re: Calif. smokejumper killed

    Luke was a good $#!+! Rip jumper brag!

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