66-year-old Colorado paramedic dies from coronavirus after fighting pandemic in NYC

66-year-old Colorado paramedic dies from coronavirus after fighting pandemic in NYC

A Colorado paramedic has reportedly died from the coronavirus after volunteering his services in New York, the nation's largest COVID-19 hotspot.

Paul Cary, 66, was a volunteer for an organization called Ambulnz, working to aid New York's fight against the pandemic, CBS Denver reported on Thursday.

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"Paul made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and will forever be remembered as extremely dependable and completely devoted to his work," a representative for Ambulnz wrote in a release.

Cary was a 30-year firefighter and paramedic in Aurora, Colo., and is survived by his two sons and four grandchildren.

"We were devastated to learn that our father and grandfather, Paul Cary, became the latest victim to die of COVID-19," his family said in a statement. "Our family grieves his loss, and knows that all his friends and family will miss him greatly."

Survivors said they respected his choice to help others in need, adding, "We are at peace knowing that Paul did what he loved and what he believed in, right up until the very end."