Chicago sees first cold-related death of the season

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CHICAGO — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has reported the first cold-weather related death of the season in the Chicago area.

A 52-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead Saturday morning about 10 minutes after he was discovered on Chicago’s Far South Side.

An autopsy determined that exposure to the cold contributed to the man’s death that was the result of a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis.

The death comes days before freezing temperatures are expected in the Chicago area. During the 2017-2018 cold weather season, there were 49 cold-related deaths in Cook County.

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