BANGOR, Maine — A Plymouth firefighter who suffered serious injuries when the small aircraft in which he was taking a flying lesson crashed on Saturday remains in critical condition in a West Virginia hospital.
Arrin Farrar, 42, currently is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of Charleston Area Medical Center, a hospital official said late Wednesday afternoon.
Farrar’s flight instructor died in the plane crash, which occurred at Yeager Airport, according to published reports.
While Farrar recuperates, his community is rallying to support him and his family. Farrar also has served as the department’s deputy chief.
Members of Plymouth Fire and Rescue are hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the station at 39 Lower Detroit Road.
The department’s Facebook post announcing the supper noted that Farren had been working out of state and was only able to come home every few weekends.
“Arrin has had to have multiple surgeries, all the while his family is by his side. Arrin and his family have had a long history of service to their community and this fire department and as with any other family we are coming together in their time of need,” the post read.
In addition to that, a friend and coworker of Farrar’s wife, Erin, has created a GoFundMe page to gather donations for the family.
More than $5,000 had been raised as of early Wednesday evening.