The following is a news release from the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald:

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Department took to social media on Monday July 26th to emphasize that a death reported at the county fairgrounds today was not linked to any of the carnival rides.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the fairgrounds in Dubuque at about 12:45 p.m. today. The sheriff's department told the Telegraph Herald that a carnival worker was found dead in his camper.

Sheriff Joe Kennedy said the death appeared to be from natural causes and that there was "nothing suspicious at this time."

 But inaccurate statements are swirling on social media, prompting the department to post on Facebook.

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