(KMOV.com) – Authorities said a Metro East man died after he suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow off his driveway.
According to authorities, 66-year-old Carl Walker, of Alton, felt shortness of breath as he was using a snow blower to clean his driveway Thursday morning. He was later taken to an area hospital where he died just before 10:00 a.m.
“With forecasts in the coming days calling for additional snow and bitterly cold temperatures, residents are being asked to be mindful of the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia” Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn said. “People with heart disease and other pre-existing medical conditions are advised to be extra cautious in the days to come.”
Authorities are providing the following tips to those shoveling snow:
Before You Shovel Snow
While Shoveling Snow