Elderly Brooklyn man died from heat exposure

Elderly Brooklyn man died from heat exposure

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The New York City medical examiner’s office says a 78-year-old man died of heat exposure during last week's oppressive heat wave.

Hyperthermia caused the Brooklyn man's death on Friday, according to the medical examiner.  The National Weather Service says the  temperature that day reached 96 degrees in the city.

The victim’s name wasn't released and details on the circumstances of his death weren't released.

This was at the second heat-related death in the city in July. The medical examiners' office found a 57-year-old Staten Island man died of hyperthermia on July 8, when the temperature in the city reached 89 degrees.

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