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Beltrami and Clearwater County sheriff's officials pack up an empty gurney Friday afternoon as a helicopter crew from North Memorial responded after a sailboat capsized on Clearwater Lake, northwest of Debs. A father and three children were in the boat when it capsized. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Two of three children die after sailboat capsizes

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DEBS - Two of the three children who went into a frigid lake near here Friday afternoon have died.

The oldest child, 8, has been airlifted to a Minneapolis after emergency responders were able to revive him. The boy is in critical condition, according to Clearwater County Sheriff Mike Erickson.


The boy's siblings, 6 and 2, couldn't be revived after the small sailboat they were in capsized in Clearwater Lake, which straddles the border of Beltrami and Clearwater counties.

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