HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (WPIX)—A Westchester reverend who initially survived the tragic Haiti earthquake died Sunday morning in a Florida hospital.
Rev. Clinton Rabb, 60, died at North Breward Medical Center after reportedly spending 55 hours trapped under rubble in Haiti. Rabb entered the Hotel Montana, when the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince last Tuesday.
Rabb, a reverend at the United Methodist Church in Hawthorne and a leader in the church's volunteer mission program, was found trapped under debris Thursday along with two other colleagues, identified as Rev. Samuel Dixon Jr. Of North Carolina and Rev. James Gulley.
Dixon Jr. And Gulley reportedly accompanied Rabb to Haiti for a meeting of aid organizations to coordinate relief and development efforts for the year.
According to authorities, Dixon died in the tragic event while Gulley is home recuperating in Denver.
Rabb later died at a Florida hospital after being transported there for treatment of traumatic injuries.
Rabb, a Texas native, moved to Hawthorne with his wife in 2007. According to reports, he had been a clergyman for 36 years and performed extensive mission work in Africa, Asia and Europe. He had worked with Global Ministries, the United Methodist Church's global mission group, since 1996.