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Stuntman burned at Sturgis' Buffalo Chip

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Stuntman burned at Sturgis' Buffalo Chip
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

STURGIS (AP) — A professional stuntman suffered third-degree burns at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota while trying to set a world record for longest ride on a motorcycle through a tunnel of fire.

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The Buffalo Chip Campground issued a statement saying Clint Ewing exited the side of the 2,900-degree tunnel Wednesday engulfed in flames after being inside for only a few seconds.

Emergency crews surrounded Ewing and extinguished the flames. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and later released.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Ewing's attempt was part of the Buffalo Chip's first-ever Daredevil Wednesday event.

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