Atlantic Beach Fire Chief 'critically injured' in accident

    Atlantic Beach Fire/EMS Chief Adam Snyder <p>{/p}

    Atlantic Beach Fire/EMS chief Adam Snyder was critically injured in a snow skiing accident while on a weekend trip with family, according to a release sent by the town manager of Atlantic Beach on Sunday.

    Town manager David Walker said it happened Saturday at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia. Snyder, 47, was immediately transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville , Virginia. Walker said Snyder remains there in critical condition. Family members along with members of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department are now by his side.

    Snyder is a 20-year member of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, the past fifteen years serving as Chief, according to Walker. He is also a United States Marine Corps veteran where he served as a rescue swimmer.

    Walker said those in the Town of Atlantic Beach would like to thank the members of the Charlottesville Fire Dept. for their kindness shown in reaching out to the Snyder family and also thank 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 continuing backup support to the Atlantic Beach Fire Department during this time.

    A GoFundMe page was started to help support the chief and his family.

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