Fallen Firefighter Bradley Long honored

The Lake Norman Fire Department, giving back to their brothers across the lake. 

Lake Norman firefighters presented a check to the Sherrill's Ford Fire Department Thursday night in honor of firefighter Bradley Long. 

Long died from an arterial gas embolism during a recovery dive searching for a missing swimmer in Lake Norman past June. 

Those coming together Thursday for the donation said it's a heartwarming but painful gesture, with the death of Long still fresh on their minds. 

The donation was raised through Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department's Run, Ride and Rhythm Fundraiser. The $11,000 raised will go to the Bradley Long Memorial Fund.