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Delaware Reports 1st Heat-Related Death of 2014

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Health officials say Delaware has recorded its first heat-related death this year.

The Division of Public Health said preliminary findings indicated the death of a 56-year old Sussex County man on Wednesday was caused in part by heat exposure. Officials said the man had an underlying medical condition.

The agency said the medical examiner's office will not perform an autopsy.

Officials said the man's death is a reminder of the danger excessive temperatures and humidity can have on everybody, but especially those who are medically vulnerable.

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