Bridgeport firefighter dies following injuries suffered while rock climbing

The Bridgeport Fire Department announced the death of Stephen Buda Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2021, 11:08 PM

Updated 1,044 days ago

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A Bridgeport firefighter is dead after suffering injuries while rock climbing.
The 56-year-old was reportedly climbing in Ulster County, New York, and fell about 175 feet Monday afternoon.
Buda was hired as a firefighter in August in 2013, serving the community for eight years.
Buda is survived by his wife and two children.


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