A man in Otter Tail County, address not listed, died Thursday from a heart attack after shoveling snow.

Otter Tail County sheriff deputies said the call came in at 10:01 a.m. Jan. 2.

Here are some tips for safe shoveling:

  • Shovel many lights loads instead of fewer heavy ones.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Head indoors right away if your chest starts hurting, you feel lightheaded or short of breath, your heart starts racing or some other physical change makes you nervous.
  • If you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency phone number.
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