Meteorologist Tom Johnston Died Of Exposure
The State Medical Examiner’s Office says Southern Maine Meteorologist Tom Johnston died of exposure. The popular weatherman who worked for WCSH-TV in Portland, but was also seen on WLBZ-TV in Bangor, passed away earlier this month after disappearing. His family reported him missing after he failed to return from a work weekend at Sunday River ski resort April 1-2. Johnston’s body was found on April 6th in a wooded area of Auburn, and his death was immediately deemed a suicide.
An investigation by the State Medical Examiner’s office determined that Johnston inflicted wounds on his arms and then slipped into unconsciousness. He died of exposure as he lay in the woods.
There are often warning signs that someone is considering suicide. If you think someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or if you’ve ever thought about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 or the Maine Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112.