2 deaths likely related to winter weather
Calgary’s cold weather likely contributed to the unrelated deaths of two seniors, officials say.
A man in his 60s was found dead Monday morning in a church parking lot in southeast Calgary. Staff at the Mormon church in Forest Lawn said they saw the man the night before and offered him food and a scarf.
Emergency officials said it appeared cold temperatures overnight were a factor in the man’s death, although it's not clear if he also had a contributing medical condition.
On the weekend, an elderly Calgary woman died in the southwest.
Paramedics were called to Coachway Road where the woman was lying in the ground outside a condo building in her pajamas.
Her cause of death has not been determined, but police say hypothermia was a factor.
The deaths are worrisome, said Adam Loria, a spokesperson with Emergency Medical Services. "In these two circumstances it's tough to say whether there any other factors, but you know, when we are patrolling our districts, not on emergency calls, if we see anybody in distress, we will obviously give them shelter and try to find some appropriate resources or a place for them to stay."