CAMDEN, N.C (WNCN) – A well-known fishing charter captain died Saturday after he was seriously burned in an explosion on Friday in his backyard, officials say
Jim Brincefield, of Camden, was airlifted to Norfolk Sentara Hospital on Friday after he was seriously burned during an explosion in a burn barrel, said Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified at 2:36 p.m. for an emergency in the 200 block of Pinch Gut Road in Camden.
When they arrived, they found Jim Brincefield was inside his home showering to cool the burns after the explosion.
He was airlifted by Nightingale to Norfolk Sentara General after suffering burns over 75 percent of his body.
Brincefield, who is known as “Captain Jim,” operates a charter boat named “Jil Carrie” in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
“A seaworthy boat Captain (Brincefield) is a well-known community leader for helping others and was instrumental in the cooperation the Sheriff’s Office Thanksgiving Mission this past year at Camden Methodist Church,” Sheriff Perry said.
Perry added that Brincefield often helped other people.
“Capt. Jim… loved nothing better than to be out assisting his fellow man and neighbor and carries this deep desire in his heart to help others,” said Sheriff Perry, who also requested prayers for Brincefield’s family.
Sheriff Perry said that he was contacted around 7:30 p.m. Saturday by the Virginia Medical Examiner and was told that Captain Jim Brincefield passed away on Saturday.