3-year-old girl identified as victim of Minnesota lake emergency

A fundraiser has been launched to help the girl's family.
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Eagle Lake beach

The 3-year-old child who died after being pulled from the water of a west-central Minnesota lake last week has been identified. 

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Clare Glenetske, 3, of Douglas County. She "had been pulled from the water unconscious at the Eagle Lake public swimming area" around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, July 24," according to the release. 

Multiple bystanders performed CPR before she was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital. Tragically, the young child did not survive. 

A GoFundMe for her family says: "Clare was in a swimming accident at the lake with her family. She was flown to Children's Hospital, but on Sunday, July 26, she was removed from life support and was allowed to go to heaven. She became a beautiful angel for her family."

As of this writing, the fundraiser has generated just shy of $800. Anyone who prefers to donate to the family in person can do so at First National Bank of Osakis. 

"Please help show our love and support for this wonderful family," the GoFundMe reads. 

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