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Dickinson State University softball player Charnel Zetsch, right, holds the hand of Claire Gemar, mother of Kyrstin Gemar, one of the three DSU students who were found in a vehicle submerged in a stock pond Tuesday, during a memorial service on the campus in Dickinson, N.D. on Thursday. (Beth Wischmeyer/Dickinson Press)

Dickinson State University hosts memorial for 3 students who drowned

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DICKINSON, N.D. -- It was an event filled with tears but with a resounding message to look toward the future as Dickinson State University students, friends and family gathered Thursday to honor three students who drowned in their vehicle.


Kyrstin Gemar, 22, Ashley Neufeld, 21, and Afton Williamson, 20, were found Tuesday in a vehicle submerged in a stock pond outside of Dickinson. They had been missing since Sunday.

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