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Volunteer dies while at Boy Scout Jamboree

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. — A spokesman with the Boy Scouts of America confirmed late Monday that an adult staff volunteer has died at the Boy Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, W.Va.

Deron Smith, director of public relations, said the man, who is not from West Virginia, died Saturday.

“We had an adult staff volunteer from out-of-state walking from his camp and he collapsed,” Smith said. “There were emergency medical staff on-site who immediately responded and conducted CPR and he was transported to a local medical center. Despite all their efforts, they were not able to revive him.”

The man’s identity has not been released.

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree, which has drawn as many as 40,000 to 50,000 people to West Virginia, concludes Wednesday, July 24, according to the website.

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