New Hampshire Firefighter Dies During Training


The state fire marshal has been called to Sandown to investigate the death of a firefighter who fell in the line of duty.

State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan said Harold Frey, 46, died during ice rescue training on the Exeter River off of Philips Road. Investigators said Frey suffered a heart attack just before noon Sunday.

Officials said the crews were picking up to go home when an accident happened on the ice.

Witnesses said Frey had just gotten out of the water when he began to exhibit symptoms of not being able to breathe. He collapsed and crews were unable to revive him.

Frey had been a longtime firefighter but has only been with the Sandown Fire Department for a few months.

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