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Student killed while climbing wind turbine

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ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A student at a northern Iowa community college has died after losing consciousness during a climb up a wind turbine.

The name of the 60-year-old male students hasn't been released.

The student was in the middle of his climb Friday morning at the Estherville campus of Iowa Lake Community College when he lost consciousness. A college instructor and two students tried to revive him, but he died later at a hospital.

College president Valerie Newhouse expressed sadness at the death and thanked students, staff and emergency workers for a quick response.

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