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Coral Springs firefighter found dead in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

BSO investigating death of firefighter

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. – A Coral Springs firefighter was found dead in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Saturday morning.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at the scene near the Southern Seas Resort along El Mar Drive. 

It's unclear if the victim was found inside the resort or near the area. 

The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed that the firefighter and paramedic found by BSO was Christopher Randazzo.

According to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire, Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018.

He was hired by Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department in March of 2019. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.