Indianapolis reports 2 heat-related deaths

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Health officials in Indianapolis say two men have been found dead in near-record heat that has lingered across the state for days.

The Marion County Public Health Department says a 92-year-old man was found dead inside his unventilated home with only a fan and a 54-year old male was found dead outside near his residence Saturday.

Saturday's 105-degree temperature was 1 degree shy of Indianapolis' all-time high, set on July 14, 1936.

The agency attributed both men's deaths to heat, but didn't specify the exact causes.

The department says seniors are at higher risk to extreme heat because they don't sweat as efficiently as younger people.

Health officials urge people without air conditioning to seek air-conditioned places.

City swimming pools are open on Sunday.

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