State Police Remind Public to Check on Those Most At-Risk During Heat Wave
On 08/08/2022, at approximately 5:53 PM, Troopers assigned to Troop B, in North Canaan, responded to a residence in the Town of Goshen, after a resident expressed concern for the wellbeing of their neighbors. Upon arriving at the residence, Troopers located an adult male, an adult female, and a young child in the residence. During the investigation, Troopers observed the interior temperature of the home to be extremely hot, and both adults appeared to be exhibiting signs of medical distress. The child did not appear to be injured or in distress. EMS, as well as a Paramedic, responded to evaluate all three of the residents, and both adults were transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Thanks to a concerned member of the public who reached out to State Police, Troopers were able to respond and intervene.
This a timely reminder of how vital it is to check on the wellbeing of people who work outdoors, older adults, those with underlying health conditions, and small children. Temperatures are once again expected to climb above 90 degrees today and those populations are most at risk during heat waves.
Cooling centers are available throughout the state. Anyone in need of a cooling center can call 211 or visit www.ct211.org to find the closest location to you.