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Clearwater County investigating death of 15-year-old

At approximately 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Russ Gilbertson reported that he found his 15-year-old son, Jared, unresponsive in a snow bank.

Clearwater County Attorney Jeanine Brand reported that medical and law enforcement personnel responded to the scene and performed resuscitation efforts. Jared Gilbertson was transported the Clearwater County Memorial Hospital and then air-lifted to Fargo, N.D., where he died.

An autopsy is being performed to identify the cause of death. Some of Jared's friends admitted to law enforcement that they were all drinking alcohol at another friend's home and dropped Jared off at his house in the early morning hours.