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Drowning despair

Burundi refugee Hanganimana Epimaque, the father of drowning victim Michel Niyubahwe, 11, of Rock Island, Ill. said Tuesday through an interpreter that it was out of character for his son to leave home without permission. Mr. Epimaque said he doesn't understand how the boy ended up at the riverfront without an adult knowing where he was.