Multiple Deaths Linked To Heat Wave

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a heat wave that pushed temperatures to 100 degrees throughout Michigan has contributed to the deaths of at least three people.

According to the Oakland County Medical Examiner, 38-year old Clark Carrier Jr. reportedly left work feeling disoriented Wednesday afternoon, and was later found dead in his garage. The examiner noted that the man’s existing health conditions were also factors in his death.

Also Wednesday, officials say a 15-year-old boy drowned while swimming to escape the heat at a summer camp in southwestern Michigan.

A Henry Ford Hospital Representative told WWJ a Detroit man died of heat-related causes Thursday night.  The man, in his 60’s, was brought to the hospital by Detroit EMS. He was found in his car, with the windows rolled up, in the Joy Road/Livernois area.

Friday, a few people were treated at the Emergency Room at the U of M Health System after succumbing to the heat at the Ann Arbor Art Fair.  Fair officials told WWJ said there were three minor cases of heat related illness. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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