The Portland Specialist Firefighter’s Union states Flynn passed away on Saturday. He had worked for the department given that 1986.
PORTLAND, Maine– Portland Firefighter Timothy Flynn, 58, passed away in an evident boat accident Saturday while off-duty. The Portland Fire Department and the United States Coast Guard responded to the location of Cushing Island for a reported unmanned vessel at 12:40 p.m. Flynn was discovered in the water about 500 feet from the boat.
The Portland Fire Department says people on personal vessels carried out life saving procedures before members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Portland Fire Department took over. Flynn was taken back to the mainland, and after that to the health center, however he was unable to be revived.
Flynn began at the Portland Fire Department on November 17, 1986 and spent several years at the Munjoy Hill Station. His newest position was the pilot of Marine 1. The Portland Specialist Fire Fighter’s Union, Local 740 states Flynn was the most senior firefighter in the department and was very well respected by his peers.
” Tim was among our the majority of appreciated and precious firefighters, “said Portland Fire Chief Keith Gautreau.” The incredible void triggered by this awful loss will be felt for a long time in our Department and with his family and friends on Peaks Island.”
Flynn was a lifelong resident of Peaks Island, where he also served as a firefighter while he was off-duty.
The Portland Fire Department states it has support groups in place to deal with its members who are fighting with Flynn’s death.