Coroner: KY Man Died from Heat Exhaustion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MAY'S LICK, Ky. (AP) — A deputy coroner says a northern Kentucky man died of heat exhaustion after wandering away from his home.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reports that 78-year-old Roy Allen Bishop was found dead at about 9 p.m. Tuesday — roughly 12 hours after he was last seen at his home near Maysville.

Bishop was an Alzheimer's patient. His disappearance set off a Golden Alert and prompted an aerial and ground search for Bishop.

May's Lick Mill Manager Ron Lawrence told The Ledger Independent that Bishop was a lifelong tobacco farmer and well known in the community.

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