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Father Drowns While Trying To Rescue Son On Kandiyohi Lake

Minnesota NewsWILLMAR  (AP) – Authorities say a father has died while trying to rescue his young son who had fallen off a pontoon boat on a Kandiyohi County lake.

Sheriff’s officials say the 45-year-old man drowned in Bass Lake while trying to save his 6-year-old son. The boy made it safely to shore, but his father disappeared under water.

Deputies say neither of them were wearing life jackets.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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