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Published May 28, 2012, 03:57 PM

Sad Memorial Day for the family of an Iraq vet in Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County (WDAY TV) -- A sad Memorial Day for the family of an Iraq vet, who tragically died while out having fun with his friends in Otter Tail County.

Otter Tail County (WDAY TV) -- A sad Memorial Day for the family of an Iraq vet, who tragically died while out having fun with his friends in Otter Tail County.

The Sheriff's Department says 25 year old Daniel Anderson was jumped off the Schmidts Bridge on County Highway 3 into West Red River Lake last night around 6.

They say it's common for people to jump off that bridge. The Sheriff's Office says Anderson hit the side of it.

A 911 caller said Anderson was in the water, he tried swimming for a bit and then went under and didn't resurface. His body was found submerged about an hour later.

EMT's performed CPR but could not resuscitate him. The County Water Patrol, Dive Rescue Team, and Minnesota DNR assisted local agencies.

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