North Carolina Volunteer Dies at Event

A volunteer firefighter in North Carolina collapsed and died at a standby Sunday in his hometown.

Willie Price, 58, a member of the Jamesville Community Fire Department, suffered an apparent heart attack while standing beside the pumper he had driven to the annual fireworks event, said Chief Randy Gardner.

An ambulance crew, also at the fireworks show, ran to his side immediately and initiated CPR. Gardner participated in the resuscitative effort.

Price was transported to Martin General Hospital in Williamston where he was pronounced dead.

A volunteer for 27 years, Price was very active in the company. "If there was a call or a meeting, he was there,

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