Tropical Storm Gordon Claims Life Of Child In Escambia County

September 5, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon has claimed the life of a child in Escambia County .

At about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday,  a large tree fell on a mobile home in the 4000 block of West Bobe Street in West Pensacola.

Escambia County emergency crews arrived on scene at 8:48 p.m. to find a very large oak tree limb on the back of the home. EMS crews confirmed one pediatric fatality. The identify and age of the child have not been released.

No others were injured..

First responders remained on scene performing extraction and working to remove portions of the tree for hours.

Pictured: A child died in Escambia County Tuesday night when a tree limb fell into a mobile home. Photos courtesy WEAR 3 for, click to enlarge.


22 Responses to “Tropical Storm Gordon Claims Life Of Child In Escambia County”

  1. TUMom on September 6th, 2018 3:10 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your precious child. Just know that they are resting in the arms of Jesus now and you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and comfort you.

  2. Angel on September 5th, 2018 6:45 pm

    Breaks my heart. Prayers for the family. Such a sad tragedy. So sorry for your loss

  3. Willene Bryan on September 5th, 2018 2:37 pm

    Prayers for this precious child’s family for comfort and strength in all the days ahead.

  4. Cindy on September 5th, 2018 2:21 pm

    Praying for the family and So Sorry For YOUR LOSS.

  5. Charles & Janice Driggers on September 5th, 2018 12:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying God’s comfort for you. Know that your child is in the arms of Jesus.

  6. Heather on September 5th, 2018 12:17 pm

    bless this child

  7. Joan on September 5th, 2018 12:15 pm

    So so tragic. Looks like the family was maybe experiencing hard times even before this horrific event – anyone know if anything has been set up To help? A go fund me for funeral costs? Anything?

  8. TAllen on September 5th, 2018 12:08 pm

    With deepest sympathy my heart goes this family. Something no family should ever have to face. There really are no words that could make this kind of pain bareable. I’m certain the mere shock of having to except the loss of a child and so suddenly is hard enough to face this day while trying to understand it. This has got to be the hardest thing to face in this life this world. No pain could compare, as I can only imagine. Prayers for this family as they face the most difficult days ahead. May God hold tight this family needs you.Please carry them through..Amen

  9. Al & Ginger Thomason on September 5th, 2018 11:32 am

    Prayers of love and healing for you and your family.. nothing worse than losing a child..

  10. K.Armour on September 5th, 2018 11:00 am

    Sorry for the tragedy that claimed this young child’s life.lets send prayers out to the child’s family in their time of need.Lord please let them know that
    Their not alone you would Never leave them Not Forsake them.lift this family up Lord Strengthen them by your Power Grace and Mercy Amen

  11. Crystal on September 5th, 2018 9:42 am

    A parents worst nightmare during a storm. Many prayers for this family..

  12. Kgore on September 5th, 2018 8:41 am

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  13. Prggy Kaba on September 5th, 2018 6:51 am

    Prayers for the family

  14. Nina on September 5th, 2018 5:58 am

    Prayers for this family

  15. Janet on September 5th, 2018 4:48 am

    Prayers for the family during this very difficult time. We will continue to pray for the days to come as well for some peace and comfort. May God’s love wrap around you and give you strength and comfort.

  16. Retired in Cantonment on September 5th, 2018 4:07 am

    Prayers for the family. Be careful on the roads tomorrow and be prepared for sudden stops in case there is debris or water on the roads.

  17. Puddin on September 5th, 2018 2:23 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family. Y’all be very careful in the morning watch out for everybody else.

  18. Big Momma on September 5th, 2018 1:27 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  19. Felicia Jernigan on September 5th, 2018 12:46 am


  20. Lisa D Garrett on September 5th, 2018 12:07 am

    Praying for the family so sorry for y’all lost

  21. Kim Stefansson on September 4th, 2018 11:53 pm

    Prayers for the family in West Pensacola.

    Please, everyone, when you head out in the morning, give yourself extra time, be patient and watchful… look out for your loved ones and your neighbors while we all find out what will be waiting for us in the sunlight.

    Watch out for kids headed to bus stops…. if they have to navigate around puddles, they may be walking in paces you don’t usually see them….


  22. Freda on September 4th, 2018 11:26 pm


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