Firefighter dies after falling from building at Blue Mountain
Wesley Orr, 24, a firefighter with the Windsor Fire and Rescue Department was confirmed to have died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 (Courtesy: Windsor Fire & Rescue Department/Facebook)
Published Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:56PM EST
OPP are investigating the death of an off-duty firefighter at the Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood.
Wesley Orr was trying to climb the outside wall of a building around 3 a.m. Friday, when he lost his footing and fell to the ground.
The 25-year-old was taken to hospital where he was later died from his injuries.
Members of Windsor Fire and Rescue confirmed Orr’s death on social media, saying he was just shy of his 26th birthday.
On Saturday they lowered the mast outside the fire station in honour of Orr’s service.
It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow WFRS wishes to announce the sudden passing of Firefighter Wesley Orr early this morning just shy of his 26th birthday. Please keep Wesley and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time of grief. *JL— Windsor Fire (@WindsorFire1) January 5, 2019
It is with sadness we send our condolences to the Orr family and our brothers and sisters at @WindsorFire1 on the passing of Wesley Orr. We will miss his leading professionalism and the example he set for customer service. He will always be an example for us all to be.— Amherstburg Fire (@Aburg_Fire) January 4, 2019