A man has died and at least another 40 people have been hospitalized in Las Vegas in heat-related incidents since Friday as a heat wave continues to bake the Southwest.
Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics responded to a home without air conditioning and found an elderly man dead, the Associated Press reported.
They said another elderly man suffered a heatstroke when the air conditioner in his car went out for several hours while he was on a long road trip. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
“We will probably start to see a rise in calls Sunday and Monday as the event prolongs,” Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said in a statement. “People’s bodies will be more agitated the longer the event lasts and people may require medical assistance.”