Swimming

Authorities Confirm Body’s Identity as MSUM Student

Asrat's body was discovered by a person walking along the river on Saturday night

  FARGO, ND — Authorities have released the identity of a body pulled from the Red River in Fargo. It is that of 25-year-old Fanuel Asrat of Moorhead. Asrat’s body was discovered by a person walking along the river on Saturday night. The MSUM student vanished while swimming with friends in the river early Thursday morning. Two of his friends…

Friend of Missing MSUM Swim Instructor Speaks Out

24–year–old MSUM swimming instructor, Fanuel Shewarega Asrat went missing after a swim in the Red River early Thursday morning

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The search continues for a missing MSUM student. What was meant to be a fun night by the river has now turned into a search for a missing man. MSUM swimming instructor, Fanuel Shewarega Asrat, 24,  went missing after a swim in the Red River early Thursday morning. “They were on the way to the Red River just…

Rescue Crews to Continue Search for Missing Man in Red River Friday

Authorities say 24–year–old Fanuel Shewarega Asrat was last seen near Dike West and may have gone into the river but not come out

FARGO, ND — Rescue workers have suspended the search for a man who is believed to have gone missing in the Red River. Authorities sid 24–year–old Fanuel Shewarega Asrat was last seen near Dike West and may have gone into the river but not come out. They said at about 5:00 a.m., Asrat and two other males were seen playing in…

Rescue Crews Suspend Search for Man Believed to be in Red River

A dive team joined the fire department and officers from Fargo and Moorhead in the search

FARGO, ND — Search crews spent much of the day on the Red River looking for a 24-year old swimmer who was reported missing this morning. A dive team joined the fire department and officers from Fargo and Moorhead in the search. Fanuel Shewarega Asrat, 24, has been identified as the missing person. He was last seen at around 5:00…

Gwinner Man Saved by First Responders After Being Under Water for Half an Hour

Authorities say he was under water for 20 to 30 minutes before being rescued

  SARGENT COUNTY, ND — A man pulled from Kraft Slough near Cogswell, North Dakota on Sunday evening was not breathing when he was located. The Sargent County sheriff says first responders were able to revive William VanderVoort of Gwinner. The 57-year old man had a pulse when taken to the Oakes hospital and then airlifted to Sanford in Fargo…

Swimmer’s Itch is Back at the Lakes: Watch Out!

Crisp, cool water may sound inviting, but it also may contain swimmer's itch

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — School is out for the summer and people are headed down to the lakes. Crisp, cool water may sound inviting, but it also may contain swimmer’s itch. “Well with lake itch not so much myself but I worry about it with them,” said Emily Tomalla, who is visiting the beach with her children. “I guess we…

Davies High School Student, Youth Volunteer Meets Most Decorated Olympian in the World

Mahale goes to Davies and launched a nonprofit that has raised over $16,000 to improve the lives of children

  WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota’s top youth volunteers were honored in Washington, D.C. and got to meet an Olympic champion. The picture shows Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps talking with 17-year-old Nidhi Mahale of Fargo and 14-year-old Annabelle Barcomb of Minot. The young ladies were honored for their outstanding volunteer service during the 22nd annual Prudential Spirit of Community…

Authorities: Boater Thought to be Missing Near Baymont Failed to Inform Anyone He was Safe

The man's girlfriend swam to shore and told police that she last saw him "kind of swimming, kind of standing'' in the water

  BAYPORT, Minn. — First responders are not happy with a former missing boater. They spent hours searching the St. Croix River near Bayport, Minnesota looking for the man after his boat crashed early Sunday. The man’s girlfriend swam to shore and told police that she last saw him “kind of swimming, kind of standing” in the water. The man…

Anchor Island Pool Party is Fun for the Whole Family

The annual pool party brought out more than 100 locals looking to bring summer fun to the winter

  FARGO, N.D. — Some locals traded in the cold and snow this afternoon for a tropical pool party. The Fargo Park District held their annual Destination Anchor Island at the indoor pool at Fargo North High School. Entry was $2. Swimmers left with a gift bag full of goodies and a lucky few won bigger prizes. The Park District…