Medic: Charlotte paramedic died while on duty

Hayes first joined the department in 1997.
Paramedic Mark Hayes died while on duty, according to MEDIC.
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 12:10 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A Charlotte paramedic has died while on duty, Medic confirmed.

According to the EMS agency, Mark Hayes died Saturday from a medical emergency.

“This tragic development has had a profound impact on Medic and its employees,” said John Peterson, executive director of Mecklenburg EMS Agency in a press release. “On behalf of Mark’s coworkers, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time of solace.”

Hayes first began working at Medic in 1997, according to the agency.

“We have it from here, Mark,” the press release read in part. “You are deeply missed already.”

Other agencies around the Mecklenburg County are also shared their condolences.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters at MEDIC as they navigate the loss of one of their own,” Gaston County EMS said in a Facebook post. “We are heartbroken for his family, friends, and colleagues.”

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Paramedic Mark Hayes,” CMPD said on social media. “On behalf of the men and women of the CMPD, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the MecklenburgEMS family. Our thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort are with you all during this time.”

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