Body of Northampton firefighter found in woods; death not suspicious

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Staff Writer
Published: 6/8/2020 6:23:21 PM

SOUTHAMPTON — The body of a Northampton firefighter was found in a wooded area of Southampton on Sunday evening, according to the Northampton Fire Department.

Northampton firefighters aided in the successful search and the Northwestern district attorney’s office said the unattended death is not considered suspicious.

“Our members were heavily involved in looking for him,” Northampton Fire Chief Jon Davine said.

The DA’s office said the body was found on privately held wooded land off Lead Mine and Cold Spring roads. Davine confirmed that the person in question was a male member of the Northampton Fire Department.

The chief made sure to thank the Southampton fire and police departments for letting his department participate in the search, and thanked the Easthampton Fire Department as well.

Davine said that a funeral is expected on Saturday.

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