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11/04/08 - Firefighter dies in Orleans Bridge fall


A 20-year-old Happy Camp man died Sunday afternoon in an apparent accidental fall from the Orleans Bridge, officials said.

Nakima Joseph Frye, a firefighter with Karuk Tribe 1 Fire Protection District, fell about 45 feet onto his back, landing on the deck of the bridge in the northbound traffic lane, Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Charlie VanBuskirk said.