Atlantic Beach fire chief dies after skiing accident

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Adam Snyder (Photo: Contributed to WCTI)

Atlantic Beach says the town’s fire chief died Monday afternoon from injuries sustained in a recent skiing accident.

The accident happened Saturday while on a trip with his family to Wintergreen Resort in Virginia.

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Adam Snyder, 47, served in the Atlantic Beach Fire Department for 20 years including the last 15 years as Chief.

He is a United States Marine Corps veteran where he served as a rescue swimmer.

During his tenure as Fire Chief, the Atlantic Beach Fire Department achieved levels of certification and received awards that were nearly unprecedented for a small-town department. These accomplishments earned Chief Snyder’s department one of the highest fire department ratings in the country.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City.