Heatwave Claims Lives in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Coos Counties

Portland, Oregon – A heat wave has been linked to multiple deaths across Clackamas, Multnomah, and Coos counties, leaving officials on high alert in the area.

In Clackamas County, authorities have confirmed the death of an individual due to a suspected heat-related illness. On Saturday, July 6, a 33-year-old man from outside Multnomah County was transported to a Portland hospital, where he passed away, as per officials.

Officials in both Clackamas and Multnomah County have noted that all deaths are being treated as suspected heat-related incidents and are currently under investigation. In addition to the aforementioned cases, three other deaths have been reported in Multnomah County.

The first reported death, suspected to be linked to the heat emergency, involved an 87-year-old man in the 97230 ZIP code and was reported on Friday, July 5. Subsequent deaths included a 64-year-old man in the 97206 ZIP code and a 75-year-old man in the 97216 ZIP code, both reported on Sunday, July 7.

Further afield, Oregon State Police have indicated that a 33-year-old man in Coos County also passed away from what is believed to be a heat-related issue. The escalating number of deaths underscores the urgent need for residents to take precautions and stay hydrated in the midst of the scorching conditions.

As authorities continue to investigate the deaths and monitor the situation, community members are urged to remain vigilant and prioritize their well-being during this challenging period of extreme heat.