FORT BLACKMORE, Va. (AP) — Emergency crews on Monday rescued 20 hikers who had been trapped on a popular southwest Virginia trail after heavy rains caused flash flooding, according to a fire...
PARLIN POND TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — A man and his two daughters were rescued Sunday after their boat capsized on Parlin Pond in western Maine.
SABATTUS, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens say three men rescued when their kayaks capsized were showing signs of hypothermia.
Wardens and members of the Sabattus Fire Department rescued them...
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The New England Aquarium has released 17 sea turtles that were stranded on Cape Cod back into the wild in Georgia.
The aquarium said Tuesday the animals spent four to...
INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four children ranging in age from 2 to 14 who were reported overdue in returning from a snowmobile ride in western Alaska have been found, according to rescuers....
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The state's Division of Criminal Investigation has agreed to assist with and review the investigation into the death of Selena Not Afraid of Hardin, who reportedly walked...
HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended the funeral for a 16-year-old girl who died of hypothermia after reportedly walking away from an Interstate 90 rest stop on New Year's...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A homeless man who was found dead under a northern Indiana bridge was near the top of the list to receive permanent government-funded housing or a voucher to rent a private...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana girl whose body was found 20 days after she went missing from an Interstate 90 rest stop on New Year's Day died of hypothermia, Big Horn County officials said...
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A second-grade teacher whose body was found outside in Snohomish County Wednesday died from hypothermia.
Kathy Jenks, 57, was last seen leaving her home on Sunday...
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A sea turtle whose left flipper was amputated due to an infection has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean in Florida.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indonesians were crammed in emergency shelters Saturday waiting for floodwaters to recede in and around the capital, Jakarta, as the death toll from...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five fishermen missing after a crab boat sank in the frigid waters off Alaska were feared dead after authorities called off a search for those working in the one of the most...
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who fell through the ice on a frozen pond was rescued by neighbor who pulled him to safety, officials said Monday.
MADRID (AP) — A 34-year-old British woman has been revived by Spanish doctors after enduring a six-hour cardiac arrest.
Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital said Thursday that Audrey Marsh got...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old Soldotna man reported missing on a hike Monday east of Fairbanks was found dead in a state recreation area.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of three kayakers rescued after having to swim while being battered by waves on Utah's Great Salt Lake says he thought he was "a dead man" after his boat...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Poland say that two cavers who got trapped by rising water last month have died of hypothermia.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An autopsy indicates the Wyoming man found dead near a South Dakota interstate likely died of hypothermia.
The body of 45-year-old Justin Johnson was found Sunday...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students at the University of Vermont are holding two bike rides this weekend in memory of a first-year student who died in February.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man died and five people were treated for hypothermia after two fishing boats capsized at the Gates of the Mountains marina during a snowstorm.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Great Smoky Mountains National Park official, citing an autopsy report, says hypothermia killed an Ohio woman whose body was found at the park last year.
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — A woman is recovering from hypothermia after spending more than a half-hour in the Missouri River, clinging to tree roots until rescues arrived.
NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued a 73-old man stranded on a forest hill south of Eugene near Drain after a snowstorm blocked access to roads.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy shows a University of Iowa student found unresponsive last month in sub-zero temperatures died of hypothermia.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The parents of a University of Vermont student who died from hypothermia are organizing a fund to prevent it from happening to others.
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — An injured hiker rescued this week after 40 hours in the woods during a snowstorm said she huddled under a tree for protection from the elements, slept in a ball to avoid hypothermia and conserved her cell phone battery in case she got service, a newspaper reported Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner's Office says a 59-year-old man died of exposure at a light-rail station in Seattle.
The Seattle Times reports that Derek C. Johnson was found sometime before 5:30 a.m. Thursday. He had no permanent address.
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner's office says this week's arctic temperatures resulted in the deaths of three Chicago residents, bringing the number in Cook County to at least 23 since the start of cold season.
The Cook County medical examiner's office says a 62-year-old woman on the city's North Side died early Friday from coronary disease, with lung disease and cold exposure serving as contributing factors.
THREE RIVERS, Mich. (AP) — A 90-year-old woman has died in the extreme cold after locking herself out of her home in southwestern Michigan.
WOOD-TV says Ada Salna was found covered with snow on the steps of her home Wednesday near Three Rivers in St. Joseph County. Pathologist Joyce deJong says she died of hypothermia. Blood loss from a cut also contributed to her death.
BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30 children have died in eastern Syria over the past two months after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says at least 144 people made hospital emergency-room visits and one person has died due to cold-related injuries since Tuesday.
Department spokesman Melaney Arnold said Thursday that there were at least 65 visits in Chicago and at least 75 outside Chicago. The data say the injuries were either hypothermia or frostbite. The department didn't list the specific cause of the death or where it occurred.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Fire officials have rescued a 19-year-old man who fell through ice while skating in Massachusetts.
Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell says they received multiple 911 calls of a person falling through the ice on Mill Pond around 3:08 p.m. Monday.
Two firefighters put on cold-water immersion suits, entered the ice and walked until they found the man about 2,000 feet (609 meters) from the shore.
MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A Mobridge woman is believed to have died of exposure to cold weather.
The American News reports a neighbor found the woman's body on the ground near the woman's mobile home Tuesday morning.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is urging everyone to protect themselves and others against hypothermia.
The National Weather Service said record low temperatures were set Thursday morning. It was zero in Montpelier. The previous record for the date was 2 degrees in 1964. In St. Johnsbury, it got down to 1 degree, breaking the old record for the date of 12 degrees in 2014.
ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — In a story Sept. 5 about the deaths of four Wisconsin family members who were kayaking, The Associated Press misidentified the newspaper that reported on the apparent causes of their deaths. It is the Ashland Daily Press, not the Ashland Daily News.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Autopsy: Hypothermia apparent cause of kayakers' deaths
Autopsies indicate hypothermia or possibly drowning caused the deaths of four Wisconsin family members kayaking on Lake Superior
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Two sets of hikers had to be rescued from the White Mountains because they were unprepared for the terrain and cold, windy conditions.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says a 77-year-old Florida man and 71-year-old woman from New York were found at 11:20 Friday night off the Tuckerman Ravine trail after requesting a rescue. Both had hypothermia.
Volunteers had to work overnight to get them to safety. The woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It's summer, but don't be fooled — the Great Lakes are still dangerously cold.
The U.S. Coast Guard says water temperatures below 77 degrees can quickly cause hypothermia for someone who falls from a boat. All five of the lakes are well below that mark.
A sudden plunge into cold water can trigger a gasp reflex leading to inhalation of water and drowning.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A family has filed a lawsuit alleging their 98-year-old grandmother died after a Florida health care facility left her outside in 90-degree heat for more than five hours.
Eva Mae Rhodes had second-degree burns and was unresponsive when paramedics brought her to St. Mary's Hospital in 2017.
According to the lawsuit, Rhodes died of hypothermia two weeks later.
BOSTON (AP) — Mark your calendars — and pray for a dry day.
The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's Boston Marathon will open on Sept. 10.
The BAA said Tuesday it will again use a "rolling" registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib.
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The family of a woman who died outside a Sun Prairie assisted living center in December is suing the center.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state medical examiner's report says a Bismarck man whose body was found in snow late last year died of hypothermia.
The report by Dr. William Massello III dated last month lists the cause of Clinton Kaseman's death as hypothermia due to exposure to subfreezing temperatures.
The body of the 52-year-old Kaseman was found near the Missouri River on Dec. 30, beneath an Interstate 94 bridge.
WARE, Mass. (AP) — Three people have been rescued from a river in central Massachusetts.
A man slid down a steep bank while depositing leaves and plunged into the frigid waters of Ware River Sunday morning. Two neighbors tried to help him out and also fell into the water.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Hypothermia is suspected as the cause of death for a 46-year-old Wasilla woman found along a trail.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of Colleen Coulson was found Sunday morning.
A witness at about 11 a.m. reported a person lying in snow on an all-terrain vehicle trail near Pittman Road west of Wasilla.
FEDORA, S.D. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a Rapid City man found dead in a Miner County field over the weekend died from the cold.
The Daily Republic reports an autopsy concluded that 30-year-old Dirk Boardman died of hypothermia. Toxicology tests are pending.
The Miner County Sheriff's Office does not suspect any foul play.
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An autopsy confirms the body recovered from a Tennessee creek is that of a missing college student from Alabama.
The Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a release Tuesday that 20-year-old Blake Ryan Smith's death appears accidental and was likely caused by hypothermia and drowning. Smith's body was pulled from Georges Creek on Monday, less than a mile from the construction site where his wrecked car was found.
ATLANTA (AP) — At least eight homeless people in metro Atlanta have died in cold weather since the beginning of December, according to records from Fulton County's medical examiner.
However, it's difficult to judge whether that's more — or less — than other years.
WABE Radio reports that the number of deaths of homeless people is something that neither Atlanta nor the state keeps track of regularly.