Dead Man Found With 109-Degree Body Temperature


A 55-year-old man was found dead on July 25 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a body temperature of 109 degrees.

According to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast, an unidentified bystander called 911 from a local park while witnessing Ronnie Moore having seizures, notes The Associated Press.

Gast said Moore soon died, most likely from heat exposure.

Paramedics found Moore's body temperature to be 109 degrees Fahrenheit, which is far above the norm of 98.6 degrees.

The high temperature in Rock Hill on July 25 was 97 degrees.

In more heat-related news, Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert is encouraging federal employees to work from home in the Washington, D.C., area if the heat is too much.

Cobert stated on the government agency's website on July 22:

"The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have teamed up to remind all of us, including agencies and employees across government about what they can do to protect all Federal workers during potentially dangerous heat waves...

"If your supervisor approves, telework-ready employees may telework from home on a day when air quality conditions are poor. If your agency policies allow, an employee working a flexible work schedule may elect to adjust when they come to work and when they leave in order to avoid commuting during the hottest period of the day. Employees can also ask for annual leave, earned compensatory time or credit hours on a day when severe heat and humidity are threatening their health and welfare...

"I know that all Federal employees are dedicated and committed to doing all they can to serve the American people. At the same time, we all must be mindful of protecting our health during severe weather events - whether cold and storm during winter or the kind of high temperatures and humidity we’ve been experiencing this summer."

Sources: AP via The StateOffice of Personnel Management / Photo credit: Flickr

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