HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) – Minnehaha County sheriff’s officials say a man has died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at his Hartford home.

Thirty-eight-year-old Dustin Patch was found dead Monday afternoon in his garage. Authorities say Patch had been using a portable generator to run a sump pump in his home following recent power outages.

The sheriff’s office is reminding residents to use portable generators in well-ventilated areas outside the home.

AP-WF-04-17-19 1132GMT

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