Friend says sailboat tragedy traumatic for father
One of Dan Risland's closest friends said he was a good father and believes he's being unfairly criticized in the sailboat accident that critically injured one of his sons and killed two younger ones.
Leah Rowland of Bemidji described Dan Risland as a terrific father who sailed the boat several times before taking his sons out in it.
The 1972 fiberglass sailboat sunk last Friday, sending Risland and his three sons - 8-year-old Isaiah,
6-year-old Zechariah and
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