Shreveport 28-Year-Old Heat Stroke Victim Named by Coroner
Shreveport's latest heat stroke victim, a 28-year-old man found unresponsive in his bed at home by a relative, has been named by the Caddo Parish Coroner's office.
Timothy Wood, 28, of the 1700 block of Weinstock Street in the Allendale neighborhood, was found just after 10:50 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2023.
There was no air conditioning in the residence. The ambient temperature at the time of discovery was 85 degrees. The decedent's temperature was 102.2 degrees.
No autopsy was ordered, but toxicology results are pending.
If you feel you are in danger of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, here is what to look for and what to do:
- High body temperature (103°F or higher)
- Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
- Fast, strong pulse
- Losing consciousness (passing out)
- Call 911 right away. Heat stroke is a medical emergency
- Move the person to a cooler place
- Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
- Do not give the person anything to drink
- Heavy sweating
- Cold, pale, and clammy skin
- Fast, weak pulse
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Tiredness or weakness
- Fainting (passing out)
- Move to a cool place
- Loosen your clothes
- Put cool, wet cloths on your body or take a cool bath
- Sip water
Get medical help right away if:
- You are throwing up
- Your symptoms get worse
- Your symptoms last longer than 1 hour