updated: 1:37pm Sunday, July 1, 2012 — St. Louis Health Department director Pamela Walker tells KMOX News she’s awaiting a report from the medical examiner before confirming the city’s first heat-related death of the summer. She says 24 people have been treated for heat-related illnesses at St. Louis hospitals over the first three days of the heatwave.
ST. LOUIS (AP)- Heat is suspected of playing a role in the death of an 80-year-old St. Louis man.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the man was found Saturday in his home.
Deputy Fire Chief Mike Arras says emergency medical technicians reported that the death appeared to be heat-related.
Temperatures in the city hit 105 degrees Saturday, breaking the record for the date of 103 in 1931.
Fire station crews have been calling the elderly to check on them and dropping by if no one answers.
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