Heat-Related Deaths Reported

A 50-year-old Newport News man was found dead in his third-floor residence in a boarding house, making him the seventh heat-related victim in Virginia since Sunday.

A police spokesman said the body of Charles Lynnelle Bailey was found Wednesday.

A spokeswoman with Virginia's Department of Health said Thursday the seven deaths include victims who had existing health conditions such as lung disease or a heart condition, which made them susceptible to temperatures in the 90s and higher.

Elizabeth Singer said three of the seven were direct heat deaths, people who succumbed because of prolonged exposure to the heat.

Anna Noller, forensic epidemiologist with the state medical examiner's office, said that generally results in a person being unable to regulate his or her body temperature.

WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19850939 - whsv.com/a?a=19850939
Gray Television, Inc.