UPDATE | Man rescued after building collapse has died

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LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 6/5/19 @ 4:55 p.m.
A man rescued Monday after a building collapse in the Sumerco area has died, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday.

Jason Long was removing stones from an old stone house off Ridgewood Drive when the building collapsed around 8 p.m. Sunday in the Sumerco area of Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Jason Long was removing stones from an old stone house off Ridgewood Drive when the incident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Long was discovered by a utility worker and flown to the hospital. He had been trapped for roughly 17 hours.

Crews demolished the remainder of the house to ensure no one else was hurt.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/3/19
A man was rescued Monday after a building collapsed on him Sunday night in the Sumerco area, West Virginia State Police troopers say.

Jason Long was removing stones from an old stone house off Ridgewood Drive when the incident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers say Long was discovered by a utility worker.

He was flown by helicopter from the Yawkey area to the hospital, troopers say.

Fire officials say they didn't rescue Long until around 1 p.m. Monday, which means he was trapped for roughly 17 hours.

"He was inside the structure when the roof came down on him," said former Chief Doug Estep of Morrisvale Fire Department. "It's been a long time since we've had a rescue that involved that much heavy lifting. The man was very fortunate to survive that."

Officials say they knocked down the standing remains of the house to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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