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Virginia firefighter, two mothers died while teaching a quick water rescue course

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Virginia firefightersand the mother of two boys died on Saturday when they were "hit a catastrophic accident" during a rapid water rescue training, officials said. I am saying. 

Alicia Monaghan, 41, was teaching a course in the mountains of North Carolina when she died tragically. It was not immediately clear how the accident happened. 

Monaghan was an 11-year veteran of theChesterfield County Fire Department, leaving her fiancé and two sons. 

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"Our heart and prayer are family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time in Alicia," he said. 

Alicia Monahan, 41, died while instructing a swift water training course in North Carolina on Saturday. 

Alicia Monaghan, 41 years old, coaching A quick water training course in North Carolina on Saturday when he died.  (Chesterfield County Fire and EMS )

Rapid water rescue allows rescuers to navigate natural water conditions Is a specialized field to train in. Flood environment according to National Park Service

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"Alicia had her It was more than a teammate and also many of our personal friends, and this loss is unimaginable, "said the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association. 

"Alicia was a wonderful and caring person ... Today the beautiful and bright light is gone and our hearts are broken."

Paul Best is FoxNewsDigital. Reporter. Story tips can be sent toPaul.best@fox.comand Twitter (@KincaidBest).