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December 4, 2013
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Accidental drug overdose killed firefighter

An accidental multiple-drug overdose is listed as the cause of death for Brandon “Mitch” Underhill, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Underhill, 34, was a firefighter paramedic with the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

He died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 29. A memorial celebration of Underhill’s life was held Oct. 20 in South Lake Tahoe.

The cause of death was determined through an investigation, interviews and toxicology results, the sheriff’s office said.


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