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Courtesy Photo The 3-inch ResQMe tool, shown here attached to a keychain, features a blade for cutting seatbelts and a spring-loaded device designed to break car windows in case of an emergency.

Dickinson State U drownings bring awareness to rescue tool

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In an effort to prevent a similar scenario from taking place, friends of one of three Dickinson State University students who recently drowned have had potentially life-saving tools imprinted in her memory. Officials at DSU may use the same idea.


Kyrstin Gemar, 22, Ashley Neufeld, 21, Afton Williamson, 20, as well as a dog drowned near Dickinson in November. They were found in a vehicle submerged in a pond on private property, authorities say. All three women played DSU softball.

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