Newport Woman is DE's 2nd Heat-Related Death

Jul 22, 2013 -- 3:59am

Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services says an 87-year-old New Castle County woman who died Friday has become the second heat-related death of the year in the First State.

The death of the woman, who lived in the Newport area, was ruled an accident by the Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday; the ME says heat exposure was a factor in her death.

The woman's death came two days after a 55-year-old New Castle County man was found unresponsive in an outdoor setting July 17. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled that heat exposure contributed to his death, but found he also had an underlying medical condition.

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