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Part-time firefighter, EMT dies after falling off a cliff while hiking

Marcus Carroll, 23, passed away after falling off a cliff while hiking near Cle Elum. He was a part-time firefighter/EMT with Snohomish County Fire District 7, which covers Mill Creek.

 

Last updated 6/5/2020 at 11:41am

Courtesy of Snohomish County Fire District 7

Part-time firefighter and EMT Marcus Carroll was 23 years-old. He died while hiking near Cle Elum this past weekend.

Marcus Carroll, a part-time firefighter/EMT with Snohomish County Fire District 7, died this past weekend after falling off a cliff while hiking near Cle Elum.

Carroll, 23, was reported missing on Sunday, May 31 after he did not come home from a hiking trip. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office searched the area and drone footage located his body Monday evening, Snohomish County Fire District 7 reported on its Facebook page. He is survived by his family.

"Marcus was a valued member of Fire District 7," said Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien. "He has such a positive attitude and kindness that made everyone feel comfortable. He worked hard for our citizens to provide high-quality service. He will be greatly missed by his Fire District 7 family."

Carroll joined Fire District 7 as a part-time firefighter in April 2019. He had previously worked for North Country Fire/EMS. Fire District 7 said he had been working to become a career firefighter.

"Marcus was an intelligent and professional individual who respected everyone he met," Assistant Chief Don Bartlett said. "He was an impressive young man who wanted to make a difference. The fire service and our public has lost a valued public servant."

A memorial for the young firefighter will be announced at a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fire District 7 covers Mill Creek, Lake Stevens, Monroe, and Clear View.

 

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