No Connection Between Carnival Rides and Worker Found Dead in His Camper at Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The following is a news release from the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald:
The Dubuque County Sheriff's Department took to social media on Monday July 26th to emphasize that a death reported at the county fairgrounds today was not linked to any of the carnival rides.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the fairgrounds in Dubuque at about 12:45 p.m. today. The sheriff's department told the Telegraph Herald that a carnival worker was found dead in his camper.
Sheriff Joe Kennedy said the death appeared to be from natural causes and that there was "nothing suspicious at this time."
"Apparently, there are people on social media attributing this death to the Ferris wheel ride," states the post. "That rumor is completely false. ... There is no association between this unfortunate incident and the safety of the fair rides or attractions."