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Boy, 3, dies five days after falling into Cambridge pond

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says he died from complications of drowning.

Authorities have announced that a three-year-old boy died at a hospital five days after a drowning incident in Cambridge.

The boy, identified as Abel Folkestad of Cambridge, died at Children's Hospital Minneapolis on Apr. 21 from "complications of freshwater drowning," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

He had been recovered five days earlier from a pond between the 1300 blocks of 17th Avenue Northeast and 18th Avenue Northeast in Cambridge.

An obituary for the toddler says:

In his three years of life, Abel has touched many lives. He had a laugh that will melt your heart, and a smile that no one can ever resist. He had a way of breaking through even the toughest of shells. His little hugs could brighten anyone's day. He was the sweetest and most wonderful ray of sunshine. A special boy with the heart of an angel, that's who he was. Abel was God's most precious gift to us and he has changed our lives forever. He is our little hero.

The incident is still under investigation.

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