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Princeton EMT Leaves Behind Wife, Daughter After Losing His Life During Hurricane Irene

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PRINCETON, N.J. (CBS) – 39-year-old Michael Kenwood, a Princeton volunteer emergency medical technician is being mourned by his wife and daughter and family following his funeral in North Jersey Wednesday afternoon.

A procession of fire trucks, ambulances, state and local police escorted his family from his rescue squad to Paramus.

Kenwood died from injuries sustained when he was swept away in floodwaters on Rosedale Road early Sunday morning during Hurricane Irene.

Kenwood and a partner were part of water rescue team trying to determine if someone was inside a submerged vehicle in the woods.

The two had a safety line, but one of them fell and they got caught in the water. While his partner was able to regain his footing, Kenwood was swept away.

It was later learned the car had been abandoned.

Reported by Robin Rieger, CBS 3

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