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At least 3 deaths in Michigan linked to heat wave

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities in Michigan say a heat wave that pushed temperatures to 100 degrees in places has contributed to the deaths of at least three people.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report a Detroit man in his 60s died at Henry Ford Hospital after being found in a car Thursday with the windows rolled up. Hospital spokeswoman Krista Hopson says hyperthermia likely was to a factor in the death.

Excessive heat and humidity was partly blamed in the heart attack death of a 37-year-old man in his Highland Township home in southeastern Michigan. Authorities say hyperthermia and obesity were factors in Clark Carrier Jr.'s death Wednesday afternoon.

Also Wednesday, officials say a 15-year-old boy drowned while swimming to escape the heat at a summer camp in southwestern Michigan.

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