Baltimore County Man Dies from Heat-Related Illness

State health officials reminded citizens of summer safety precautions.

A Baltimore County man died between June 17 and 23, 2014, due to heat-related illness, health officials said.
A Baltimore County man died between June 17 and 23, 2014, due to heat-related illness, health officials said.
Maryland health officials reported that two people died of heat-related causes last week, one in Baltimore County and the other in Harford County, marking the first heat-related deaths of the summer.

A man over the age of 65 who had underlying health conditions died of heat-related illness in Baltimore County between June 17 and June 23, according to the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.

A Harford County woman also over the age of 65 who had underlying health conditions passed during the same time frame from heat-related illness, the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene reported.

Due to privacy reasons, officials could not provide more information about what the individuals were doing at the time of the heat-related distress.

The Baltimore County Health Department recommends going to cooling centers at Baltimore County Public Library branches and Baltimore County Senior Centers for relief from the heat. It also provided these tips for summer safety:
  • Limit exposure to excessive heat.
  • Reduce strenuous activity.
  • Never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle.
  • Dress in lightweight clothing.
  • Stay hydrated with non-caffeinated, nonalcoholic beverages.
There were 17 heat-related deaths in Maryland from May through September last year, according to the state health department. In 2012, there were 46; in 2011, there were 34; and in 2010, there were 32 deaths from heat-related illness, the department reported.
John June 27, 2014 at 09:27 AM
What these people were doing should be made public. It might open some peoples eyes!!!!


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