Three Confirmed Deaths In Wisconsin Due To Last Week’s Heat Wave

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 9:00 am

Information from the State of Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations Center reveals that 3 deaths have now been attributed to last week’s heat wave in Wisconsin.

Monday a third heat-related death was been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. According to the Marquette County Coroner, an 80 year old Illinois man who was staying at his secondary home in Marquette County died during last week’s extreme heat wave. Officials say the man did have underlying health issues. He apparently collapsed after spending time outside in the heat.

The first death associated with the recent heat wave was reported last Monday…July 18, when the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office received notification that a 65 year old resident of Fall River was assisting a family member with outdoor chores when he collapsed.

A 65-year-old Columbia County man was the first to die in Wisconsin from the heat wave, he also collapsed after working outside.

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