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      Hypothermia claims life in Frederick Co.

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      BALTIMORE (AP) - State health officials say the first death due to hypothermia has been reported in Frederick County.

      The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that a man age 65 or older had died. The death was confirmed between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24.

      Officials say no other information will be released on the victim.

      Fifteen hypothermia-related deaths occurred in Maryland during the 2011-2012 winter weather season.