Probable heat death investigated in Milwaukee

 

July 28, 2016

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office is investigating a probable heat-related death in Milwaukee.

A 60-year-old man was found unresponsive in his home. He was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and had a body temperature of 103 degrees.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

The National Weather Service says Milwaukee has seen a string of days with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

State health and emergency management officials on Wednesday confirmed Wisconsin's first heat-related death this summer. Officials say the death happened the first week of July in northern Wisconsin's Iron County, but did not release any other details.

State Health Officer Karen McKeown says officials are encouraging people to check on their neighbors, friends and family during hot weather.

 


Associated Press