A Stanly County volunteer firefighter was killed in a wreck while in the line of duty Sunday evening.
According to the East Side Volunteer Fire Department, Dakota Snavely was killed in a wreck after leaving a friend's house near Oakboro. He was headed to Morrow Mountain State Park to respond to a water rescue, crews said.
Crews posted about the tragic incident Monday morning around 6 a.m.
Fire Chief William A. Efird released this statement Monday:
"Again, please say a prayer for this family, his fire family, and this community."
There's no word on what caused the wreck.