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Ronald Hammersmith

Fargo assault victim escaped drowning at age 3

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FARGO - Ronald Hammersmith barely escaped death as a toddler almost 45 years ago.

But on Sunday, emergency medical attention couldn't save the 47-year-old Fargo man after he was assaulted while walking home early that morning.


While police on Tuesday released new details of their investigation into Hammersmith's death, the man's family remembered him as a giving man and old news stories tell of his harrowing escape from death at a young age.

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