St. Paul (MN) Firefighter Dies After Collapsing at Station

A 38-year-old St. Paul (MN) firefighter died after collapsing at a fire station last evening, according to news reports.

CBS News reported that Shane Clifton told colleagues at Station No. 14 that he felt sick just after 5 p.m., then suddenly collapsed. He was treated by colleagues at the scene, then transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Officials say Clifton was a U.S. Navy veteran, and worked as an emergency department technician before he came to the St. Paul Fire Department in 2007, the report said.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration fatality report, the nature and cause of fatal injury, thought to have been a catastrophic cardiac arrest, are still to be determined by authorities.

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