Nursing home patient left in hot sun

NAPLES, Florida (WBBH) – A 90-year-old Florida man is in critical condition after deputies say his nurses at Aristocrat Nursing in Naples left him outside in his wheelchair in the heat for nearly three hours.

By the time they found Robert Bernard late Tuesday afternoon he was unconscious.

A 911 audio recording shows a caller told a dispatcher he had a 105-degree temperature.

Bernard is now in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

The incident report says employees at Aristocrat wheeled him outside at 2 pm Wednesday. Three hours later, Aristocrat staff said they discovered their mistake. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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