NEW YORK CITY — The city has recorded its ninth heat related death the summer, the Office of the Chief Medial Examiner said Wednesday.
An 84-year-old Brooklyn man died of heat stroke on July 21, when temperatures reached 89 degrees.
The first death occurred on July 8 when a 57-year-old man passed away during another 89-degree day.
Seven other people died between July 19 and July 20 when temperatures climbed to 95 degrees some days.
Heat stroke or hyperthermia, as it is called in the medical world, occurs when the body heat-regulation systems fail.
The victims' names have not yet been released.