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Possible cold-related death on city's east side

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2100 block of East 68th Street, Cleveland 2100 block of East 68th Street, Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A 58-year-old Cleveland man was found dead outside on Tuesday morning, and it appears to be cold-related. Ray Campbell was found outside of a house that appeared to be abandoned in the 2100 block of East 68th Street.

EMS crews tell 19 Action News they did not see any trauma. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will determine Campbell's cause of death.

19 Action News is also learning just how often Cleveland EMS crews are responding to calls related to the bitter cold.

Paramedics in the city responded to more than a dozen other calls for people suffering from the cold. Those calls included an 80-year-old man with frostbite, and another man suffering from frostbite on his hands after his car broke down.

 January 6

4:17 p.m. - 34, female; disabled auto; cold exposure, mild hypothermia

4:21 p.m. - 20s, female; cold exposure

6:00 p.m. - Disabled auto Assist -5th district

6:00 p.m. - 50s, male; cold exposure; frostbite to fingers

6:41 p.m. - 56, male; cold exposure; moderate hypothermia, severe frostbite to hands & feet 

7:39 p.m. - 20s, female; cold exposure 

10:26 p.m. - 35, male; cold exposure 

11:16 p.m. - 80, male; cold exposure, frostbite hands 

11:38 p.m. - 29, male; cold exposure No transport

11:59 p.m. - 48, female; cold exposure, locked out of house 

January 7 

12:26 a.m. - 30, female; cold exposure, frostbite to feet

1:41 a.m. - 46, male; cold exposure, frostbite to hands

2:50 a.m. - Unknown, male, cold exposure frostbite to hands (car broken down)

3:47 a.m. - 66, male, cold exposure, frostbite to hands

4 a.m. - house fire - family and dog needing shelter

5:22 a.m. - 45, male; cold exposure frostbite to hands

8:42 a.m. - 50s, male, DOA outside

Overall, EMS responded to more than 300 general calls on Monday and those crews took 200 of those patients to hospitals. But those overall numbers are not that far from averages.

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