three deaths in L.A. County linked to Labor Day weekend warmth

Warmth publicity contributed to the deaths of at the very least three individuals who perished in Los Angeles County as a warmth wave broiled the area over the Labor Day weekend, based on the county coroner.

All three individuals had been believed to be unsheltered, underscoring the hazards homeless individuals face when temperatures soar. They died the identical day, Sept. 6, when Los Angeles County recorded its highest-ever temperature: 121 levels Fahrenheit, registered at a climate station in Woodland Hills.

Holland Harmond, a 60-year-old man, died at three:30 p.m. on the sidewalk within the 600 block of San Pedro Road in downtown Los Angeles, based on the medical examiner-coroner’s workplace. Holland died from coronary heart illness, with warmth publicity and persistent alcohol abuse as contributing elements, coroner’s data say.

A septuagenarian whose identify wasn’t disclosed as a result of his household has but to learn of his dying died at 7:20 p.m. within the 6900 block of Denver Avenue in South L.A., based on coroner’s data. He too died from coronary heart illness, with warmth publicity a contributing issue.

A girl who has but to be recognized died at 6:10 p.m. within the 900 block of Meridian Avenue in South Pasadena, close to the town’s Metro Gold Line cease, based on coroner’s data. She died of hyperthermia.

Occasions workers author Tony Barboza contributed reporting to this story.

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