ME: Milwaukee man died of hypothermia

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 --- 8:19 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says a man found dead outside his Milwaukee home Friday died of hypothermia, as forecasters were predicting even colder air to hit the state Sunday.

Officials say 66-year-old A.C. Anderson was found on the sidewalk outside his house with a core body temperature of 45 degrees. He was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m. His death was ruled accidental.

The deep freeze in Wisconsin was already breaking records Friday, even before the coldest air of the season arrives next week.

A record low temperature was set in Green Bay Friday morning, where the mercury dipped to minus 18. The National Weather Service says that tops the 17 below mark last recorded in 1979. Antigo also set a record Friday at minus 25.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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