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Man Dies Of Hypotermia
Updated January 25, 2016 7:29 AM
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(NASHVILLE) - A Nashville man died Thursday from hypothermia inside his home because he had no heat.

According to Brown County Coroner Earl Piper 72-year-old Ronald Rice was found inside his home on State Road 135 North just after 9 a.m. when a friend went to the home to pick Rice up Thursday to run errands.

The friend called police when he found Rice on the floor at the partially in a bathroom and hallway.

Piper says there was no heat on in the home and the carpet was soaked in water from a leaky water heater.

Officials believe Rice was putting down towels to soak up the water when became tired and lay down on the floor and just didn't wake up.



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