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Article updated: 1/21/2013 10:49 PM

Des Plaines man dies from exposure

By Sara Hooker

Exposure to the cold took the life of a Des Plaines man over the weekend.

Lawrence Sviontek, 70, was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled Sviontek's death accidental, saying he died from hypothermia.

Sviontek's home did not have heat at the time of his death, according to the medical examiner's office.

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