Heat blamed for senior's death

An elderly person has died from health complications related to the heat in New Brunswick.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety's Robert Duguay says to date, one death has been reported to coroner services this year where the cause of death was determined to have been directly related to environmental heat exposure.

This was the first heat-related death reported in the province since 2013.

Due to privacy concerns, Duguay wouldn't say whether the person was a man or a woman or provide other details like the time of death or where in the province it occurred.

He said only that the person was elderly and suffered additional health problems.

Parts of New Brunswick have been subject to heat warnings at times this summer, and temperatures in many places have have hit at least the high 20s for days at a time.