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.
Man dies after fishing boats capsize during snowstorm
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.
Coast Guard rescues man stranded at logging site after storm
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.
Autopsy shows University of Iowa student died of hypothermia
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy shows a University of Iowa student found unresponsive last month in sub-zero temperatures died of hypothermia.
Family of UVM student who died from cold starts fund
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.
Injured hiker rescued after 40 hours describes ordeal
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.
Man dies of exposure at Seattle light-rail station
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.
Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt
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.
The week’s arctic cold caused 3 deaths in Chicago
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.
90-year-old Michigan woman locked out of home, dies in cold
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.
UN says 29 children die fleeing Syria fighting last 2 months
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.
At least 144 Illinois ER visits due to cold-related injuries
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.
Firefighters rescue man from icy pond
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.
Hypothermia believed to be cause of death of Mobridge woman
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.
With cold forecast, Vermont health officials urge caution
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.
- Connecticut PostDangerous cold with wind chills down to -25January 31, 2019
- Norfolk Daily NewsStay indoors during cold snap, hospitals prepare for cold related illnessJanuary 30, 2019
- The Herald-ArgusHypothermia becomes real concernJanuary 30, 2019
- Cleveland.comSub-zero temperatures can be life-threatening for pets: Tips from local veterinariansJanuary 29, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneTips to help seniors cope with cold weatherJanuary 20, 2019
Correction: Kayak Accident-Four Dead story
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
2 sets of hikers rescued from White Mountains
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.
Family sues assisted living facility over woman’s death
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The family of a woman who died outside a Sun Prairie assisted living center in December is suing the center.
Sun Prairie nursing facility where resident died of hypothermia issued new citations
A Sun Prairie assisted living facility where a resident died of hypothermia late last year has been issued four new citations, according to a Madison TV news report.
Faith Gardens Memory Care had been barred from accepting new residents earlier this after Alice McGaw, 84, who had dementia, was found dead outside of the facility on the morning of Dec. 29, when the temperature was below 10 degrees.
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.
Neighbors rescued from frigid waters
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.
Ruben Sanca's goal at Monday's Boston Marathon was to finish in the top 25.
For a former Cape Verde Olympian and UMass Lowell standout who has raced all over the world, it was a realistic expectation. After all, the 31-year-old had placed 20th in the 2014 Boston Marathon and 24th in 2015.
Wasilla woman dies on ATV trail; hypothermia suspected
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.
In case you haven't noticed, the temperatures in Southeast Idaho have been much colder the last couple of weeks.
It was pretty cold after the sun went down during hunting season in October. But it would warm up enough during the day that I had to take off some of my clothing to avoid sweating when temperatures climbed back up into the 40s and low 50s.
Man found dead in Miner County field died of hypothermia
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.
Autopsy: Alabama college student drowned in Tennessee creek
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.
Cold claims lives of homeless, but it’s unknown how many
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.
Illinois consistent nationwide for cold-related deaths
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois was consistently in the top five states nationwide for cold-related deaths per year from 1999 until 2016, according to a federal agency's report.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Illinois also ranked 15th nationally on average during the same time period for cold deaths per 100,000 people.
Woman was outside nursing home 8 hours before dying in cold
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A nursing home resident with dementia and a history of wandering off was outside in temperatures hovering around zero for about eight hours before staff members noticed she was missing and found her dead from hypothermia, a state investigation found.
The woman, who earlier in the day told a nurse's aide she was going home, went through a door into a courtyard even though she was wearing a monitor that should have set off alarms, the report said.
Cold weather kills at least 11 in metro Atlanta since Dec. 1
ATLANTA (AP) — At least 11 people in metro Atlanta have died from hypothermia since the beginning of December.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites Fulton County Medical Examiner records as saying at least eight of those people were homeless.
Seven deaths happened in December and four have occurred this month. The most recent death was on Jan. 15.
Whipping wind and below-freezing temperatures are forecasted to creep into our area in the next couple of days. This poses a risk of hypothermia, not only to people, but pets.
Around the city, owners may tether dogs outside in all kinds of conditions, even these dangerously cold temperatures. Some may think the animals’ fur will protect them from the cold, but Dr. Bradley Reynolds from East Hills Veterinary Clinic said these conditions are just as dangerous for pets.
The weather has gotten cold real fast this year. We still have a few months to go. There are two medical conditions, hypothermia and frostbite, that can cause some serious problems during the winter months. Hypothermia is produced by a below normal body temperature that can lead to loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest and death, if you don’t receive treatment.
Man’s body found in frozen Oklahoma pond
ADA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff says the body of a 20-year-old man who was last seen at a New Year's Eve party was found in a frozen pond near Ada.
Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian tells KTEN a search party found Colton Pennington's body Monday evening. A member of the party saw barefoot tracks on the ice, leading to a hole.
Peoria woman dies of cold exposure, frigid weather continues
LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service continues to issue wind chill advisories for parts of northern and central Illinois as the state sees frigid conditions.
Numbing cold taking toll in South; more frigid nights ahead
ATLANTA (AP) — A prolonged stretch of brutal cold is taking a toll in the South, sending people in Atlanta to the emergency room seeking treatment for hypothermia and existing ailments made worse by the frigid weather.
The temperature in Atlanta fell below freezing at 8 p.m. New Year's Eve and remained there for the next 40 hours. As dawn broke Tuesday, it was 13 degrees Fahrenheit (-11 Celsius) in the city.
3 likely hypothermia deaths in Dane County
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating three possible hypothermia deaths that occurred over the New Year's weekend.
The cases include the death of a 57-year-old man whose body was found in a Madison parking structure on Sunday. Preliminary autopsy results on the body of Vance Perry, of Covington, Georgia, show hypothermia as a contributing case of death.
2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements.
Below-zero wind chills greet Indiana on New Year’s holiday
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service has wind chill advisories in effect across Indiana on New Year's Eve.
New Year’s Eve wind chill in Detroit forecast below zero
DETROIT (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for southeastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula this New Year's Eve.
GREENWICH — With temperatures not expected to break into the mid 20’s over the weekend and into next week, the town is urging Greenwich residents to take care and bundle up.
The town’s Department of Health warned people on Friday to not just protect themselves against hypothermia and frostbite but to also make sure and take precautions when heating their homes through alternative sources.
Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.
LOWELL -- It's downright dangerous out there today.
Bitter temperatures and wind chills have enveloped the region, with some forecasters predicting close to a minus-30 wind chill Thursday night. These conditions could lead to frostbite and hypothermia within 20 to 30 minutes of exposure, officials warn.