COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A Columbus County man has become the first Hurricane Dorian-related death in North Carolina according to Governor Roy Cooper.
Gov. Cooper said in a press briefing this morning that the 85-year-old man died after falling off a ladder.
According to the News Reporter, Lewis Clifton Burchette was securing and repairing the roof at his home along Sam Potts Road when he fell on Monday. A rescue squad took him to the hospital where he later died.
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