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Parents of drowning victim hope loss saves others

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ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- Dylan Thorp loved being with friends and spending time outdoors.

A smiley 14-year-old, Dylan liked swimming, fishing and geocaching. He also liked to bring the outdoors inside.

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“He loved to rescue animals,” recalled his mother, Danelle Johnson. “We’ve had so many critters we’ve had to take on.”

Dylan brought home small turtles, a snapping turtle and, after a fishing trip, even bait fish.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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