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Cape Coral fire engineer dies from brain aneurysm

Posted: 8:12 PM, May 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-31 21:29:42-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. --- Firefighters throughout Lee County are mourning the loss of Cape Coral Fire Engineer, Michael Camelo Jr. 

Camelo passed away Thursday afternoon after suffering a brain aneurysm Wednesday morning. 

"We are greatly saddened by his untimely death," said Ryan Lamb, Fire Chief for Cape Coral Fire Department. "This is not only a great loss to the Cape Coral Fire Department and his family, but to the entire Southwest Florida community."

Engineer Camelo leaves behind two young children and a GoFundMe account has been set up to accept donations for their future. 

Those interested in contributing can do so by visiting any Fifth Third Bank branch and make a deposit, "To the benefit of Anna and Michael Camelo," or by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/ccfdcamelo [gofundme.com].