CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — The Cape May County Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

On Monday, October 3, Lieutenant Andy Boyt, 45, passed away suddenly just hours after going off-duty where he had responded to a fire call.

As a career firefighter and EMT, Lt. Boyt proudly served the City of Cape May for over 20 years. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter in 1991 and became a full-time firefighter/EMT in 1999. In 2006, Firefighter Boyt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he served as the department’s Health and Safety Officer.

Lt. Boyt was highly regarded by his peers and received many lifesaving awards and most recently a meritorious service award for assisting in rescuing victims from a burning building. Lt. Boyt also served as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Cape May.

An exact cause of heath has not yet been released.

Lt. Boyt will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his colleagues and friends.

Visitation will take place on Friday, October 7th from 6pm to 9pm in the Lower Cape May Regional High School Performing Arts Center, 687 Route 9, Cape May. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:30am in the Lower Cape May Regional Performing Arts Center.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

More From CBS Philly

Latest Videos
Latest Forecast

Watch & Listen LIVE