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Father drowns while trying to rescue son

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WILLMAR, Minn. (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.

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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.

KARE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/r3OkqS ) deputies say neither of them were wearing life jackets.

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Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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