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Hypothermia, exposure claim life of Fort Dodge man

This news story was published on November 28, 2016.
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ambulanceWRIGHT COUNTY — A Fort Dodge man died after being pulled from Big Wall Lake in Wright County Thanksgiving Day, state conservation officials said today.

Wright County Conservation Board and Wright County sheriff’s officials responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. of a man in distress at the game management area and found Kevin Simons, 55, facedown in about 2 ½ feet of water approximately 200 yards from shore. He was pulled from the water, treated at the scene but later died at the hospital.

Authorities believe Simons died from exposure and hypothermia.

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