RFS volunteer dies, two injured when truck rolls near Jingellic yesterday

Investigations are continuing after an RFS volunteer firefighter died and a two were injured when their fire truck rolled, while on-duty at a fire near Jingellic.

About 5.50pm yesterday (Monday), police received reports a NSW Rural Fire Service truck with three men on board had rolled on a property at River Road, Jingellic, about 110km east of Albury.

A passenger, believed to be a 28-year-old man, died at the scene.

A second passenger, a 39-year-old man, was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in a serious condition suffering burns.

The driver, aged 52, was treated at the scene before being taken to Holbrook Hospital for minor injuries and has since been released.

It’s believed the two passengers were firefighting from the refuge area behind the main cabin when the vehicle rolled.

Officers from Murray River Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner and inquiries continue.

Just after 8am Tuesday, the RFS named Samuel McPaul from the Morven Brigade in the Southern Border Team as the firefighter killed near Jingellic.
The RFS said service flags would be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.