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Mark Cuthbertson, Huntington Town Board member, released from hospital after ice bucket challenge

Mark Cuthbertson, member of the Huntington Town council.

Mark Cuthbertson, member of the Huntington Town council. (June 26, 2013) Credit: James Escher

Huntington Town board member Mark Cuthbertson was released from a hospital around 8 p.m. Friday after going there because he was feeling "lightheaded," according to town spokesman A.J. Carter.

All Cuthbertson's tests came back negative and he was never admitted to the hospital, Carter said.

Earlier in the day, Cuthbertson was taken by ambulance to Huntington Hospital as a precaution. The episode happened between 11:30 and 11:45 Friday morning.

"He was feeling lightheaded at town hall and was taken to the emergency room as a precaution," Carter said.

Cuthbertson, 48, a Democrat, was re-elected in November to the town board, a position he has held since 1998.

Early Friday, Cuthbertson and other town board members took part in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Mr. P's Playground at Veterans Park in East Northport. The challenge was made by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce.

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