First Matthew-related death reported in St. Lucie County

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.—A 58-year-old woman suffered cardiac arrest early Friday morning related to Hurricane Matthew, the St. Lucie Fire District told WPTV News.

First responders received a call at 1:20 a.m. after the district suspended their service. The victim's name has not been released.

She did not live in a barrier island most affected by the storm.

Authorities told WPTV that the death was considered storm-related because they could not respond to the emergency call.


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