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Emergency workers treated for heat exhaustion after responding to call

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Dunn County (WQOW)- The heat led to problems for emergency responders as they tried to save a man who collapsed in the woods on Wednesday.

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith says an older man was in a wooded area north of Boyceville trying to free a 4 wheeler that had gotten stuck when he collapsed. Emergency responders arrived and began CPR but the man did not survive. The sheriff says the area where this happened was extremely hot and muggy and while trying to save the man an EMT and a deputy suffered heat exhaustion. The deputy was flown to the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire. 

The sheriff says both the EMT and deputy are recovering and doing well.

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