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Extreme heat kills one woman in Dougherty

August 12, 2007

Dougherty County -- We're ending the weekend on a cooler note, but Saturday's tremendous heat caused the death of an elderly Dougherty County woman.

Seventy-six year old Jesse Irvin was found unconscious in the backyard of her home on Millbrooke Road.

Police say she was not breathing when they found her.

After 6:00 PM Saturday evening, the coroner pronounced Irvin dead from a heat stroke.

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