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College student in Iowa dies after climbing turbine.

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa Estherville is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 6,656 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Emmet CountyGR6. Estherville is home to the main campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.  (AP) -- A student at a northern Iowa community college has died after losing consciousness during a climb up a wind turbine.

Robert May, 59, was enrolled in the wind energy and turbine technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College. On his second day as a student, May lost consciousness while ascending the turbine. Staff and students quickly administered CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Definition

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure to support and maintain breathing and circulation for a person who has stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and/or whose heart has stopped (cardiac
, but May died at a local hospital.

May had been laid off from a Maytag plant and was seeking new skills, college officials said.

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