90-year-old left in wheelchair outside nursing home, critical

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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a 90-year-old man is in critical condition after being left in the heat outside a nursing home for three hours.


NBC2 in Fort Myers (http://bit.ly/1zL9azx ) reports nurses found Robert Bernard unresponsive in his wheelchair outside the Aristocrat Nursing home on Wednesday afternoon.


A 911 caller told a dispatcher that the man had a 105-degree temperature and there were three nurses working to cool him down.


A police report indicated Bernard was wheeled outside about 2 p.m. and the staff discovered the mistake about three hours later. Officials say Bernard was suffering from heat stroke, dehydration and sunburn.


The man was rushed to a hospital where he is being treated in the intensive care unit.


The Collier County Sheriff’s Officer and the Department of Children and Families are investigating.

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