PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) – It was with a heavy heart on Friday that the Midway Fire Rescue announced that they had lost a member of their team.
Daniel Roy died from injuries that he sustained in a motorcycle crash Sunday on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, according to a post by Midway Fire Rescue.
Roy had sustained trauma with multiple skull fractures and other injuries, according to a GoFundMe page set up for him.
Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman released this statement:
It is with extreme sadness that Midway Fire Rescue informs you that Firefighter/EMT Daniel Roy passed away this afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on March 16, 2019. We ask you to continue to keep the members of the Roy Family, and the members of Midway Fire Rescue in your thoughts and prayers.
Firefighter/EMS Daniel Roy, a beloved member of “C” Shift, was 29 years old. Born in McDonough, GA., Daniel proudly served Midway Fire Rescue for 2 Years, joining our department after working with the Henry County Fire Department.
We extend our sincere thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Grand Strand Medical Center for their compassionate and professional care. The Roy Family and our organization appreciates the outpouring of support from the members and staffs of Midway Fire Rescue, Horry County Fire Rescue, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, Conway Fire Department, Surfside Beach Fire Department, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District, Georgetown County Fire/EMS Department, Georgetown City Fire Department, and the countless others who supported the family and our collective membership during this past week.
The service for Roy will be held Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church in Pawleys Island. It will be conducted by Father Wil Keith, the Midway Fire Rescue Chaplin.
The public and public safety are all welcome to attend the service.
Midway Fire Rescue will have coverage so all Midway Fire Rescue personnel can attend the service for their fallen brother.
Midway Fire Rescue thanks the following for covering their units while they attend the service:
- Station 81 (HQ)- Horry County Engine, Myrtle Beach Ladder, Myrtle Beach Medic Unit
- Station 82 - Horry County Engine and Horry County Medic Unit
- Station 83 - North Myrtle Beach Engine
- Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Department will provide coverage as well.
- Georgetown City Assistant Fire Chief Brent McClellan will be running as Battalion Chief for the coverage.