The Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department posted on Facebook July 23 that 19-year-old Zane Simons was swimming with friends Friday evening when he had a seizure and drowned.
His brother Kaiden attempted to revive him and members of the fire department arrived to help, but Simons passed away at a Tyler hospital.
Simons was part of their Firefighters & Support Personnel, according to the post. His mother Shannon Childers-Simons and brother Kaiden also serve at the fire department.
The family will hold visitation on Monday, July 24, from 6PM - 8PM at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Bullard.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at 10AM at East Lake Baptist Church in Bullard. To contribute to the GoFundMe account established to help Simon’s family with funeral costs, click here.