Austin Fire cadet dies from unknown medical emergency

Devon Coney

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin Fire Department cadet has died after having an unknown medical emergency at the training academy Monday morning.

AFD says the cadet, Devon Coney, went down at 7:30 a.m. and staff immediately started treatment before he was taken by Austin-Travis County EMS to South Austin Medical Center.

A fire department spokesperson said she learned Tuesday evening that Coney had died.

The spokesperson says the medical team has yet to find a reason for his condition.

“Please keep Devon’s family, friends, and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” AFD said.

Coney was previously a civilian employee with AFD for the last four years. 

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