Hundreds pay respects to fallen Delaware firefighter (photos)

Firefighters gathered from around the region to honor Lewes firefighter Tim McClanahan who died in a training accident Monday night.


Hundreds gathered in Sussex County this weekend to honor McClanahan, a longtime member of the Lewes Fire Department. Firefighters from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania lined the streets near Lewes to pay their respects.

The 46-year-old volunteer firefighter fell while training on a helicopter at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. Federal Aviation Administration will lead the investigation into the death.

Big crowds turned out for viewings Saturday and Sunday, as well as for McClanahan’s funeral on Sunday afternoon at Cape Henlopen High School. 

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