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Man loses consciousness, pulse after shallow dive on Otter Tail Lake

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A man who dove into shallow water on Otter Tail Lake on the Fourth of July has been life-flighted to a hospital near the Twin Cities.


Gene Erickson, age 35, of Breckenridge, Minn., dove head-first off a dock on the east side of the lake into water that was approximately 3-feet deep, according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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