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Published April 07, 2012, 05:28 PM

Two of Three Children Die in Capsized Boat Incident

Bagley, MN (WDAY TV) -- A terrible tragedy in Clearwater County. Two of three children who fell into a freezing lake when their boat capsized have died. The third, an 8 year old, is in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bagley, MN (WDAY TV) -- A terrible tragedy in Clearwater County. Two of three children who fell into a freezing lake when their boat capsized have died. The third, an 8 year old, is in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital.

The incident happened in Clearwater Lake Friday afternoon. That's near Bagley, Minnesota.

The three were with their father, when high winds toppled their small sailboat. Their dad, Dan Risland, swam to shore to get help.

Nearly an hour later, rescuers pulled the unresponsive kids from the water and did CPR. All three had on life jackets.

Authorities say the 6 and 2 year olds died shortly after at a hospital, apparently from hypothermia.

One child was air lifted to a Fargo hospital.

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