LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles firefighter has died of injuries suffered in a fall from a ladder during a downtown training exercise Saturday.

The Fire Department says 29-year-old Firefighter Kelly Wong died early Monday.

The 2-year veteran is survived by his wife and infant son.

When Wong fell he was treated by fellow firefighters and paramedics and then was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Wong was the top academic performer in his class when he graduated from the LAFD Recruit Academy in August 2015.

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas says it’s a tragedy to lose a member of the department, especially someone at the beginning of a promising career.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.


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