Fountain Prairie Man First Heat-Related Death

7/22/11 – The record-setting heat has claimed a life. A 65-year-old man from Fountain Prairie died Monday. Columbia County Medical Examiner Angela Hinze says the man, whose named was not released, had an underlying medical condition and was outdoors helping a family member with housework when the heat worsened his condition. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) says it was the first confirmed heat-related death in the state. Meanwhile, Madison police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man on Wednesday to determine if it was related to the hot weather. The current heat wave in the Midwest and east coast has killed 22 people this week. Most of the excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been cancelled across the state. Only Racine and Kenosha Counties have heat advisories issued until 7pm tonight.