Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service has sadly announced the loss of one of their Lowestoft firefighters.
Rudie Mann, who served at Lowestoft South Fire Station since joining the service in September 2001, passed away on Saturday 13th February.
A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and close colleagues of Firefighter Rudie Mann, who passed away yesterday morning after a night shift on Red Watch.
“Despite the valiant efforts of his friends and colleagues, and that of the East of England Ambulance Service, they were sadly unable to save him.”
“A respected and much loved colleague and friend to all. He will be deeply missed by everyone.”