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Fort Bragg soldiers treated for heat exhaustion


An airborne training exercise ended early Wednesday when several Fort Bragg soldiers showed signs of heat exhaustion, a spokeswoman for the 18th Airborne Corps said.

The soldiers were preparing for a jump as part of routine airborne operations when the flight crew noticed some of them were displaying signs of heat exhaustion, Capt. Perianne Duffy said.

The training operations stopped, the aircraft landed and the soldiers were taken to Womack Army Medical Center for treatment, Duffy said.

The number of soldiers who were treated and their unit was not immediately available.

“No serious injuries were reported at this time,’’ Duffy said.

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