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Boy found unresponsive in lake dies in Fargo hospital

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region Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A 2-year-old found in an Otter Tail County lake Friday morning has died, according to the sheriff's office.

Derek Dorholt of St. Michael died Sunday afternoon at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. He was hospitalized after relatives found him unresponsive in Eddy Lake south of Maplewood State Park around 11:50 a.m. Friday. The child apparently wandered off from his family, who searched for him for 10 to 15 minutes before finding him in the lake and performing CPR. The boy was right next to shore, according to the sheriff's office.

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Doctors at Lake Region Hospital were able to regain a pulse before Dorholt was life-flighted to MeritCare Friday. He'd been listed in critical condition Saturday.

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