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Soldier Swaps Heat for Hypothermia

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August 02, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A British soldier serving in Iraq tried to escape from the sweltering heat by sleeping in a walk-in refrigerator but ended up being treated for hypothermia. The lance corporal was taken to a hospital, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported.

The soldier told officers he had become trapped while getting supplies but they didn't believe him, the paper said. A spokesman said the soldier had recovered but was embarrassed.

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