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The Kieffer family of Wahpeton survived a near drowning experience Saturday, July 5 at the Pomme de Terre River near Morris, Minn. Above are Brooke, back, Peyton, front left, Aaron and their hero, Gunnar Kieffer. Gunnar got himself out of the river’s turbulence and then saved his younger brother and father. (Carrie McDermott/Wahpeton Daily News)

Inconceivable choices: Wahpeton teen saved his family from drowning

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WAHPETON – One Wahpeton teen faced two inconceivable choices – he could help his brother, or try and swim out to save his father. In the blink of an eye, a quiet afternoon turned into a life-threatening rescue.

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