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Florida EMS Captain Dies While On-Duty

EUSTIS — A long-time emergency medical services official died on duty early Friday morning.

Capt. David Deland, 45, district chief for Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services, had worked a number of calls since Thursday, when he suffered cardiac arrest at his Eustis office sometime after 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Deland worked for Lake-Sumter EMS since its inception on Oct. 1, 2000, and had worked as a paramedic and emergency medical technician before that.

He began his career with the company as a field supervisor and was subsequently promoted to district chief.

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