Person dies of suspected hyperthermia in Portland on Sunday

This marks Multnomah County’s eighth suspected heat death of the summer.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A person died of suspected hyperthermia in Portland on Sunday, Aug. 7, a day when temperatures hit 100 degrees. This marks Multnomah County’s eighth suspected heat-related death of the summer.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office said no other information about this person will be released until later in their investigation. 

Last week, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Portland metro area for Sunday, Aug. 7, in anticipation of the triple-digit heat. Counties and cities throughout the area opened cooling shelters Sunday to help keep people safe.  

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