NYC heat wave has claimed a life

The News Leader

July 25, 2011 9:09:48 AM PDT
The New York City medical examiner's office says the death of a 94-year-old woman was caused by the heat wave.

The 94-year-old Brooklyn woman died Saturday.

The ME said Monday that the official cause of death was hyperthermia, with underlying natural disease.

A spokeswoman, Ellen Borakove, says it is the first death in the city attributed to the most recent heat wave.