Cumberland Times-News

December 27, 2012

Md. reports 1st hypothermia death this winter


Associated Press

— BALTIMORE (AP) — 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.