NC fire chief dies from ski injuries
A 20-year veteran of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department and U.S. Navy veteran, Adam Snyder was injured while skiing on vacation with his family
By News Staff
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — City officials announced Monday afternoon that Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder had died from injuries he sustained during a ski vacation with his family.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the death of Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder. Chief Snyder succumbed to injuries sustained in a snow skiing accident this afternoon at the University of Virginia Medical Center."
Snyder was critically injured Saturday while on a weekend ski trip with his family at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia. He was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He remained in critical condition all weekend before succumbing to his injuries Monday.
Snyder, 47, was a 20-year member of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department and served the past 15 years as Chief. He was also a United States Marine Corps veteran where he served as a Rescue Swimmer. During his fire-fighting career he has become renowned in Eastern North Carolina by his numerous personal first responder involvements and lifesaving actions.
“The Town of Atlantic Beach desires to thank the members of the Charlottesville Fire Department for their kindness shown in reaching out to the Snyder family,” the post read. “We would also like to extend thanks to Chief Jamie Fulk and the Morehead City Fire Dept., the Carteret County Fire Marshalls Office and all surrounding county Fire Fighting/EMS agencies for their continued support to the ABFD.”
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