SAYRE, Pennsylvania – NNY 360 reports that Watertown Fire Department officials announced Friday the death of 21-year-old firefighter Peyton Morse, the recruit who was injured during a training exercise at the state fire academy last week.
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Morse was participating in the recruit firefighter training program at the New York State Fire Academy at Montour Falls, when he suffered a medical emergency.
Morse was rushed to a local hospital and was then flown to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, where he remained in the intensive care unit.
NNY 360 reports that Morse was given Badge -94 during a ceremony at his hospital bedside.