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The landing at Clearwater Lake, northwest of Debs, was filled Friday afternoon with rescue vehicles from the surrounding area after a report of a capsized boat with a father and his three children. The father was taken to Bagley Hospital, two children to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and one was later airlifted to Fargo, N.D. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

'Horrible tragedy' leaves 2 siblings dead, third hospitalized

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Two children died after falling into a frigid lake, and a third is listed in critical condition after first responders pulled the siblings Friday afternoon from Clearwater Lake.


The children were in a small sailboat with their father, Dan Risland, when it toppled in strong winds. He reportedly told authorities that he attempted to get the children to shore, but struggled in the wind and current.

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