December sees record number of people treated for hypothermia

Emergency workers in Prague treated 90 people for hypothermia in December, which was more than twice the number of cases registered in the same month last year, according to a statement by the city’s emergency medical service released on Thursday. Fifteen people died of hypothermia in December, which was three times as many as last December. Emergency workers said that freezing temperatures, wet snow and alcohol was extremely dangerous for people on the street who most often fall victim to these conditions.

Author: Jan Richter