FIREFIGHTER JAMES RATCLIFF, 22, OF THE HUDSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT JUST A FEW MILES NORTH WEST OF MONTREAL, WAS KILLED IN A TRAINING ACCIDENT ON THE LAKE OF 2 MOUNTAINS LAST NIGHT, june 6th, 2005.
FIREFIGHTER RATCLIFF APPARENTLY FELL FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S MOTOR BOAT & STRUCK HIS HEAD WHICH MAY HAVE STRUCK THE BOAT'S PROPELLER.
HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LAKESHORE GENERAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD A FEW MOMENTS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.
AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING
HUDSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
523-A MAIN STREET
HUDSON, QUEBEC, CANADA
Phone number: 450-458-4011
our deepest condolences go out to the family & co-workers of our fallen brother.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Family and Friends of Firefighter James Ratcliff, as well as the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department.
RIP Brother. :(
Tragic when things like this happen...Thoughts and prayers are with the Ratcliff Family and Hudson VFD
My condolences to the Radcliff family and the Hudson Dept.
My deepest sympathies to the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department and the Ratcliff family for their loss.
Sleep with angels, James :(
He's in a better place
Condolences to the department and family