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Heat Contributes To Death of Three Elderly Ohioans

Friday, July 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

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Three residents in Licking County passed away today, and the coroner's office is saying the heat wave could have contributed to the deaths.

The sizzling temperatures in Ohio, combined with power outages, have apparently helped hasten the deaths of three Licking County residents. The coroner’s office says, in three separate cases, the lack of air conditioning contributed to the deaths. Mickie Lymon is an investigator for the coroner.

“We have three people, they were all elderly, ranging in age from late 60s to early 80s. They all had lost power in the storm on Friday and were found in very hot bedrooms, and they all had natural disease problems that the heat aggravated,” Lymon says.

The bodies of the three residents were discovered earlier this week, and today the coroner concluded that heat contributed to the deaths.

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