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Mr. Rike’s group called 911 shortly after 8 p.m. to report that he was having chest pains. A paramedic who arrived by helicopter stabilized Mr. Rike, but the pilot couldn’t take him to a hospital, saying he was too heavy.

Rescuers got Mr. Rike to an ambulance about 8:15 a.m. yesterday, more than 12 hours after the 911 call.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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