​Record-Breaking Heat Causes Two Deaths In Blistering Temps​​

Record-breaking temperatures are causing heat illnesses, including the death of two people, as the first victim was found near the Arizona and Nevada border.

The first victim was found Saturday in Lake Mead National Recreation Area after authorities received a call about two men who were suffering from heat stroke in the park.

Boy Scout leader Clawson Bowman Jr., 69, was found dead in the park. However, rescuers managed to save the other man and bring four Boy Scouts in their care to safety. They were all treated for heat-related illnesses.

“Our sympathies go out to the Bowman family,” Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the park, says in a press release. “We are thankful that, with the support of around 30 first responders, the others were safely rescued. The boys were very brave this afternoon as they tried to explain their location to our dispatchers.”

The medical examiner has not released Bowman’s official cause of death, but authorities suspect he died of heat stroke.

On Friday, a 15-month-old boy died from exposure in Fresno, California, according to the Fresno Bee.

According to the paper, the baby was unintentionally left in a car as temperatures rose to about 101 degrees.

The boy was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The heat wave has broken records in several Southwestern cities, including Las Vegas, where Saturday’s reading of 112 degrees breaks the previous record of 111 degrees, which was set on June 8, 1955.

To avoid possible heat-related illnesses, the National Weather Service recommends people in affected areas stay hydrated and stay indoors.