On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Seal Rock Rural Fire District responded to a 911 call for aid. On arrival they found that the patient was one of their long-time volunteers and had not survived the event.
The fallen firefighter has been identified as Bill Kenworthy, a 76-year-old man from Seal Rock, Oregon. Bill leaves behind a wife, children, extended family, and his fire family. He served as a volunteer firefighter in the Seal Rock Rural Fire District since 2004.
Seal Rock Fire District leadership and membership are actively communicating with, and support of the family, and funeral services are pending. As the District works to support the grieving family and our firefighters, we will not be releasing any additional information or conducting interviews at this time.
Fire Chief Will Ewing said, “Bill Kenworthy was a great man. He did everything he could to help others. His heart was that of a giver, and that is what he did. I love this group of people comprising Seal Rock fire, and I will be here to support you.”
Bill’s family is requesting privacy at this time as they grieve his loss. Memorial service details will be released in due time.