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St. Lucie County woman is 1st storm-related death from Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 7:52 AM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 14:19:44-04

The St. Lucie Fire District said a 58-year-old woman suffered cardiac arrest overnight, the first storm-related death from Hurricane Matthew. 

An emergency call came in at 1:20 a.m. Friday after the district had suspended operations due to the storm. 

The victim, whose name has not been released, did not live on a barrier island.

The district is considering this a storm-related death because emergency crews could not respond to the call.