CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C (WAVY) – A Camden County man has died after he was airlifted to Norfolk Sentara after being seriously burnt from a burn barrel explosion.
Sheriff’s deputies found a man severely burned when they responded to a report of an explosion in Camden Friday afternoon.
Deputies responded to a call from the 200 block of Pinch Gut Road for medical help just after 2:30 p.m., according to Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry.
They found Jim Brincefield in the shower, attempting to cool himself after a burn barrel exploded in his backyard.
Brincefield was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
He is in critical condition, with burns covering 75 percent of his body, according to the sheriff’s office.
Perry called Brincefield a “fighter,” and requested prayers for him and his family.
“Capt. Jim, as he is known, loved nothing better than to be out assisting his fellow man and neighbor,” said Perry. “[He] carries this deep desire in his heart to help others.”
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