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A construction worker in North Carolina begged his mother for help via Facebook Live before he died in a massive fire at a partially constructed apartment complex, his family said.
Father-of-four Demonte Sherrill, 30, was one of two workers missing after the fire at South Park Mall in Charlotte on Thursday.
said his mother, Onita Cheryl WSOC She watched her son’s last moments alive on a live video call on Facebook as he pleaded for help.
“I was hoping but only from (Facebook Live) and the way the room was filled with smoke, I didn’t see it as any hope at the time,” she told the local news site.
Cheryl said she felt numb and was still in shock after the ordeal.
screenshots to publish The Charlotte Fire Department’s Twitter account showed firefighters battling flames from a four-story building on Liberty Row Drive.
Authorities did not confirm the death of Demonte Sherrill, who said only that two construction workers were missing. The Charlotte Fire Department said 15 workers were rescued from the fire.
said his father, Terry Campbell WSOC that he rushed to the scene after hearing about the fire, and was told by the construction site chief that his son didn’t make it.
Campbell said his son has been working hard to provide for his four children, who range in age from 5 to 13.
“He was doing a good job at it, so I was really proud of him,” his father said.
Chassis fire update: 7700 block Liberty Row Dr. With extensive structural damage, the search process can be lengthy. We cannot confirm the loss of life. This fire has been hard on our community, and our firefighters continue to work hard at the scene to find answers pic.twitter.com/JOJQwMS8Ew
– Charlotte Fire (@CharlotteFD) May 18, 2023
A crane operator spotted two workers trapped on a fourth-floor balcony, and tried to save them by swinging a basket for them, WCOS mentioned.
But the fire was so intense, he could not reach the two men.
construction worker Alexa Escobar told the news site.
The name of the second construction worker who was killed in the fire has not yet been revealed.