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Vigil Held For SD Teen Who Drowned While Kayaking

June 18, 2012, 6:17 AM

Vigil Held For SD Teen Who Drowned While Kayaking
Justin Lewis

HILL CITY, SD -

Hundreds of people gathered on a soccer field in the southwestern South Dakota community of Hill City to remember a teenager who drowned while kayaking on an area lake.

The body of 15-year-old Justin Lewis was pulled from Deerfield Lake last Wednesday, ending a search that began when he disappeared on May 28 and his boat and life jacket turned up the following day. His funeral was Saturday.

A group of Hill City teenagers helped plan the vigil Sunday night that including the lighting of candles, singing and the release of balloons.

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