Man dies while removing snow

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ALTON, ILLINOIS (KTVI)– A 66-year-old man died while removing snow Thursday morning in Alton, Illinois.

Police say Carl Walker was using a snow blower and developed shortness of breath and went inside where his wife called 9-1-1.

He was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital. Doctors were able to diagnose Walker as having a heart attack.

Funeral arrangements remain pending at this time, but are under the direction of Gent Funeral Home of Alton, Illinois.