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article imageSummer heat claims at least two lives in one weekend

By Jonathan Lam     Jun 9, 2013 in World
Las Vegas - Other parts of the world suffer from thunderstorms and pouring rain, over on the Southern West coast heat has claimed the lives of two people this weekend.
69-year-old Boy Scout leader Clawson Bowman Jr. was leading another adult and four other boys on a hike in Lake Mead National Recreation Area park. Lake Mead Nation Recreation Area park is located 40 miles east of Las Vegas and just north of the Colorado River. During the Saturday hike, all the men suffered from heat- related illnesses, but Clawson was pronounced dead.
"Our sympathies go out to the Bowman family," said Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the park, in a press release. "We are thankful that, with the support of around 30 first responders, the others were safely rescued. The boys were very brave this afternoon as they tried to explain their location to our dispatchers."
Triple digits are common in Las Vegas weather, this Saturday the temperature for Las Vegas was 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius) and became a record breaker. The highest recorded temperature for June 8th was in 1955 where it was 111 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius).
On Friday, a baby was unintentionally left inside a car and suffered from heat exposure in Fresno California. The local temperature was 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). The baby was sent to the Community Regional Medical Center where it was pronounced dead.
Weather reports indicate that this heat pattern will continue throughout the week, with Fresno's temperature dropping to high 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) and Las Vegas still remaining in the triple digits.
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