Coroner: Man dies after body temperature reaches 109°

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YORK CO., SC (WJZY) - The York Co. Coroner's Office says a man died after his body temperature skyrocketed more than 10 degrees above normal.

A passerby called 911 after finding Ronnie Lee Moore seizing in River Walk Park, according to the coroner's office.

Moore was found to have an excessive temperature of 109 degrees upon his arrival at the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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There are no indications of foul play, according to the coroner's office.


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