New Haven firefighter Lt. Samod Rankins released from hospital Tuesday after readmittance

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven firefighter Lt. Samod Rankins has been discharged from Yale-New Haven hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Rankins was readmitted over the weekend with lung complications.


A New Haven firefighter injured during a deadly fire last month is back in the hospital.

Rankins’ family confirmed to News 8, Lt. Samod Rankins returned to the hospital due to lung complications over the weekend.

Thankfully, Lt. Rankins is currently listed in good condition at Yale.

RELATED: ‘This moment was incredible’: New Haven Firefighter Lt. Rankins released from Bridgeport Hospital Sunday

Rankins was critically injured back in May while working to put out a fire on Valley Street that killed his coworker, firefighter Ricardo Torres Jr.

Rankins was at the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit for over a week after recovering from serious injuries. He was released two weeks ago.

Mayor Justin Elicker issued a statement regarding the news:

“I’m wishing Lt. Rankins a speedy recovery. Our entire community is indebted for his service and pulling for him.”

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