Volunteer firefighter passes away while en-route to Jewel Cave wildfire

CUSTER, S.D – The Argyle Volunteer Fire Department is mourning the loss of Firefighter Dwain Hudson.

AVFD, was called to the active wildland fire near Jewel Cave yesterday early afternoon. While en-route, Firefighter Dwain Hudson experienced a medical emergency. His fellow firefighters immediately began administering emergency medical aid until Custer Ambulance Services were able to make it to the scene.

Resuscitation efforts continued while Hudson was being transported to Custer Regional Hospital, but were not successful.

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