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.
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.