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Two Boy Scouts were taken to area hospitals with medical conditions suffered Tuesday at Camp Wilderness.

One with chest pains was airlifted to a Fargo hospital for further evaluation, said Brad Olson, camp director.

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"We had somebody complaining of chest pains so we called the ambulance and after those guys got here they reevaluated and they decided the person probably should be taken to Fargo so they got a helicopter to take him in," Olson said.

Another Scout was taken to St, Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids for evaluation of back and leg spasms. That Scout returned the same day, "feeling just fine," Olson said.

"We have emergency procedures in place to make sure everybody's safe here in the camp," Olson said. "We have EMTs and medical people here especially when the camp's in operation."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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