Hunting accident takes the life of fire captain

Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 18:28:30-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Fire Official in Bonita Springs are mourning the tragic loss of one of their own.

Captain Paul Phillips has died due to injuries sustained in a hunting accident in Charlotte County Sunday.

Phillips was a training captain for the Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District.

After 11 years with the District, Phillips was set to retire at the end of the month. 

In a posting on Facebook by the Fort Myers Fire Academy, Phillips is described as one of its finest instructors. 


It is with a heavy heart that the FMFA received news late yesterday evening of the passing of Instructor Captain Paul...

Posted by Fort Myers Fire Academy on Monday, December 21, 2015


An ongoing investigation into the details surrounding this tragic accident is being conducted by the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Memorial services have yet to be arranged.