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SCC Firefighter Dies During Training Hike

Jamestown, CA — An inmate firefighter with the Sierra Conservation Center died over the weekend, and an investigation is underway into the details.

No foul play is suspected. 33-year-old Anthony Colacino was a newly assigned firefighter and was taking part in a training hike that began Saturday at 7am. At around 7:50am, he collapsed. He was carried to the Sierra Conservation Center Fire House and inmate firefighters attempted life saving measures until the ambulance and first responders arrived. He was pronounced dead at 8:41am at the prison. His family members were notified, as were the Tuolumne County Coroner and Office of the Inspector General. The cause of death has not been determined.


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