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Update: Father, son die in gas-related accident near Gettysburg

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A father and son have died after a suspected gas leak at a recreation area near Gettysburg.

Pottery County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says Kirk Hansen, 50, the father, died this morning at a Sioux Falls hospital. His son, Erik Hansen, 20, died last night.

Hamburger says the two were standing in a hole about 4 feet deep to repair a lift station when they were overcome by methane gas.

Two people jumped in to try to help and were not injured.

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