Surrey Fire and Rescue have not confirmed the cause of death of firefighter Clifford Cox, despite reports he suffered a heart attack while on duty in Staines.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Simon Moore said:
BBC News reports that FF Cox is believed to have died following a heart attack.
Mr Cox, 53, who was known as "Biff", died at around 6pm after collapsing at the fire station, the Surrey branch of the Fire Brigades Union said.Colleagues tried to resuscitate him but were unable to save him.Richard Jones, the brigade branch secretary, said:
Fire Services, charities and individuals from the service across the country have sent messages of condolence to Surrey Fire and Rescue after the death of a firefighter at Staines.
Clifford Cox died at Staines fire station last night, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said. His next of kin and family have been informed.
Chief fire officer Russell Pearson said Mr Cox was part of the station's Green Watch, and had served as a firefighter in Surrey for nearly 25 years.
Surrey Fire and Rescue have confirmed the death of a firefighter who was on duty at Staines fire station.
Next of kin have been informed.
Daybreak correspondent Richard Gaisford reports from Staines in Surrey:
Sunrise over a Staines in Surrey this morning may not have provided much comfort to residents whose homes are still underwater.
The Prime Minister said he has been visiting families who have been flooded in Staines:
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