- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) - A family vacation has turned deadly for a Shakopee family.

The Bondarenko family was vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City, Florida when one member began having trouble in the rough water. Authorities had posted a red flag warning, advising against swimming.

Anastasiya Bondarenko tells KARE-TV (https://kare11.tv/2bdDi5j ) her husband, Dmitry, lost his life rescuing the relative Wednesday. She says her husband was an avid sportsman, a hard worker and a family man and died a hero.

A funeral is planned for next week in Shakopee.

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Information from: KARE-TV, https://www.kare11.com

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