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Published November 29, 2011, 04:02 PM

Frazee-Vergas student slowly improving after being submerged in icy waters

(WDAY TV) - A 17-year-old Frazee-Vergas High School student is slowly improving at Essentia after being submerged for almost 20-minutes in icy waters more than a week ago.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - A 17-year-old Frazee-Vergas High School student is slowly improving at Essentia after being submerged for almost 20-minutes in icy waters more than a week ago.

Myrel Schermerhorn was taken off paralytic and sedative drugs Monday. Doctors hope to lower medication if Myrel doesn't fight the ventilator.

He is not yet awake. Myrel was found upside down in his submerged car after it slid off an icy County Road 29 on November 18th.

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