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Officials: Elderly man's death may be heat-related

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A thermometer on a bank sign shows the temperature on June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Jon Castagnino/FOX5) A thermometer on a bank sign shows the temperature on June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Jon Castagnino/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said they responded to two separate serious heat-related calls after 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paramedics responded to a home with no air conditioner for an elderly man in cardiac arrest. When they arrived to the scene the elderly man had already died. Officials said he had medical issues, but believe they were aggravated by the heat.

The Clark County coroner will determine the official cause of death.

Another elderly man was driving on a long road trip without air conditioner for a few hours. He started to feel ill and stopped to call 911.

Paramedics said the man suffered heat stroke and was taken to hospital.

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