EL DORADO — Butler County authorities today identified a 65-year-old man who apparently died of heat-related problems on Monday.
The Butler County Sheriff's office said in a news release that Cecil W. Keyton of El Dorado collapsed in his backyard while working on his lawnmower. A neighbor found him and called EMS about 4 p.m.
Keyton was taken to Susan B. Allen Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. from apparent heat-related issues.
His core temperature, according to the release, was 107 degrees. Authorities said the temperature was about 99 degrees in El Dorado when EMS responded.
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Keyton is the second man in the Wichita area to die of apparent heat-related issues.
On Saturday, 47-year-old Larry L. Godfrey of Arkansas City died of apparent heatstroke while riding a bicycle near Oxford at noon.