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By Rebecca Oppenheimer | October 25, 2011
It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries. "Hypothermia" by Arnaldur Indridason Picador, $15 Arnaldur Indridason continues his Inspector Erlendur series here with a foray into the supernatural for the Reykjavik detective. Maria, a historian, has invited her friend, Karen, to use her country house for the weekend.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
An apparently homeless woman found dead in a ravine Friday in Annapolis is believed to have died from hypothermia, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday. The body of Diane Donati, 48, was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their dog at Bestgate Park on Bestgate Road, police said. Her death has been preliminarily ruled accidental as a result of hypothermia by the medical examiner, police said, though toxicology results are still pending. Donati was found wrapped in a blanket and dressed for cold weather, and had no known address.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
An elderly man in Frederick County died of hypothermia recently, the first cold weather-related death of the winter season, state health officials said Thursday. The man was aged 65 or older. Maryland medical examiners confirmed hypothermia as his cause of death some time between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene did not release additional details on the death, citing privacy concerns. State residents – the elderly, children, and anyone who remains outside for prolonged periods in particular – are encouraged to prepare for the cold.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. The State Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on the woman identified Wednesday as Diana Kapnistos Hester, 49, of Arnold. The exact cause of death is pending the results of a toxicology report. No signs of foul play were found in a preliminary investigation.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
An apparently homeless woman found dead in a ravine Friday in Annapolis is believed to have died from hypothermia, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday. The body of Diane Donati, 48, was found in a ravine around 12:20 p.m. by someone walking their dog at Bestgate Park on Bestgate Road, police said. Her death has been preliminarily ruled accidental as a result of hypothermia by the medical examiner, police said, though toxicology results are still pending. Donati was found wrapped in a blanket and dressed for cold weather, and had no known address.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
A man found dead behind a Dundalk elementary school this week likely died of hypothermia, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. The body of Daniel Cedillo, 28, was discovered in the 7600 block of Dunmanway behind Logan Elementary School in Dundalk by a school support employee around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, police said. The cold that morning broke records, dropping to just 3 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with sub-zero wind chills. The medical examiner made a preliminary determination that hypothermia resulted in the death of Cedillo, of an unknown address in Baltimore, police said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. The State Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on the woman identified Wednesday as Diana Kapnistos Hester, 49, of Arnold. The exact cause of death is pending the results of a toxicology report. No signs of foul play were found in a preliminary investigation.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | December 6, 1993
The victims of yesterday's fishing-boat accident in the Chesapeake Bay suffered from hypothermia, the dangerous *T lowering of the body's temperature.Hypothermia is a condition present when the body's temperature falls about 4 degrees or more below the norm of 98.6 degrees, typically caused by prolonged physical activity in cold, windy weather.Anyone spending more than 15 minutes in the cold water of the lower Bay yesterday would be at risk of some health hazards."After 30 to 40 minutes, you're in deep trouble," said Raquel Schears, an emergency room physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 11, 2003
The state medical examiner ruled yesterday that a Harford woman who was found Sunday in a field off Hall Street in Edgewood died of hypothermia, a Harford sheriff's spokeswoman said. Residents found the woman, 66, in the 1200 block of Hall St. about 7 p.m., said spokeswoman Ginger Rigney, who declined to release the victim's name. Investigators initially suspected foul play because she was found naked in the field, Rigney said. But, after talking with family members, deputies ruled out suspicious circumstances because of the woman's psychiatric history, Rigney said.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1996
The body of a Bel Air man was discovered in a wooded area of the Susquehanna State Park in Harford County early yesterday, a spokeswoman from the Department of Natural Resources said.Andrew Frederick Kingerly, 40, of the 1500 block of Fountain Glen Drive was pronounced dead yesterday after apparently suffering from hypothermia, said Patricia Manown, a DNR spokeswoman."There was nothing suspicious on his body to indicate that trauma had occurred," Manown said. "It seems to be leaning more toward exposure."
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
A man found dead behind a Dundalk elementary school this week likely died of hypothermia, Baltimore County police said Wednesday. The body of Daniel Cedillo, 28, was discovered in the 7600 block of Dunmanway behind Logan Elementary School in Dundalk by a school support employee around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, police said. The cold that morning broke records, dropping to just 3 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with sub-zero wind chills. The medical examiner made a preliminary determination that hypothermia resulted in the death of Cedillo, of an unknown address in Baltimore, police said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Hypothermia was a factor in the death of a man in Prince George's County recently, prompting state health officials to warn the public about the dangers of cold weather Wednesday. The man, aged 45-64, died some time between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. No other details on the death are being released for privacy reasons, officials said. Health officials caution those spending extended periods outdoors to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite, as well as poisoning from carbon monoxide produced by stoves, generators and fires.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
Rescue crews spent nearly an hour Friday freeing a 15-year-old boy from waist-deep mud in Pasadena, officials said. The teen was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious, but not life threatening injuries, said Anne Arundel County Fire Department Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff. It wasn't immediately clear how the teen ended up in the mud near Water Oak Point and Old Water Oak Point roads, he said. Crews were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. A technical rope rescue using wood planks was used to free the teen.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
At least two cold-weather-related deaths were confirmed in the Baltimore area during last week's snap of frigid weather, and more dangerous cold is in the forecast. Hypothermia was a factor in the deaths of an elderly Baltimore County woman and an elderly Baltimore man during the week that ended Monday, according to a weekly report from state health officials. The total number of cold-weather-related deaths that state medical examiners have confirmed so far this winter has reached 14. Hypothermia occurs when body temperature drops below 95 degrees, causing vital organs to shut down.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
State health officials confirmed two more cold weather-related deaths in Maryland over the past week, bringing the death toll to four in Maryland so far this winter. Hypothermia was a factor in the death of a Calvert County woman aged 45-64 some time between Jan. 1 and Monday. Cold weather also contributed to the death of a Carroll County man aged 45-64 some time earlier this winter but only confirmed since Jan. 1. Since New Year's Day, all but one day has dipped below freezing at BWI Marshall Airport and all but two days reached the 20s. In December, 13 days dropped below freezing.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
The death of a 22-year-old New York man whose body was found in the Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City in May was ruled accidental this week by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to Ocean City police. Lance Corey Gaines, of Groton, N.Y., was ruled to have died of drowning, hypothermia and cardiomegaly - or an enlarged heart - after going missing from a local bar about 1 a.m. April 21, according to police. Gaines, who had been visiting the beach town with his family, was last seen at The Sandbar on 33rd Street and Coastal Highway, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
Fewer people froze to death in Baltimore last winter than in any winter of the past decade, health officials said yesterday, crediting in part a new program that encouraged the homeless to take shelter on the coldest nights. Four people died of hypothermia during the winter, according to Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, the city health commissioner. He said that is well below the dozen or more deaths that might be expected based on the number of frigid, snowy days during the winter - the coldest in 25 years.
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By Rebecca Oppenheimer | October 25, 2011
It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries. "Hypothermia" by Arnaldur Indridason Picador, $15 Arnaldur Indridason continues his Inspector Erlendur series here with a foray into the supernatural for the Reykjavik detective. Maria, a historian, has invited her friend, Karen, to use her country house for the weekend.
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