First Death From Hypothermia in Frederick Co.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012  |  Updated 11:27 PM EDT
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Extreme Weather 2012

Snow blanketed Frederick, Md. after Christmas. Authorities say the cold weather was responsible for one death so far, sometime before Christmas Eve.

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State health officials say the first death due to hypothermia has been reported in Frederick County.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that a man age 65 or older had died. The death was confirmed between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24.

Officials say no other information will be released on the victim.

Fifteen hypothermia-related deaths occurred in Maryland during the 2011-2012 winter weather season.

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