Man's Death During Heat Wave Ruled Heat-Related

The 81-year-old died last Thursday, when temps surged into the 90s

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:38 PM EDT
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Man's Death Ruled Heat-Related

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The death of an 81-year-old man during the city's first summer heat wave last week has been ruled heat-related, according to the medical examiner's office.

The ME said the man also had underlying health issues. He lived in Queens and died on Thursday.

Temperatures surged into the 90s in Queens on Thursday, the second day of the heat wave.

The official cause of death was "hyperthermia due to environmental exposure with underlying conditions."

There were scattered power outages throughout the area.

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