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.READ MORE: Two Vehicle Accident Requires Extrication In South Lake Tahoe
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.READ MORE: Fatal Road Rage Accident Closes Portions Of Stockton Blvd In Sacramento
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.MORE NEWS: Husband Of 2020 Slain Manteca Woman Arrested For Murder
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