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Boy remembers friend who drowned by helping others

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CHIPPEWA FALLS (WKOW) -- On the last day of school, dozens of students at a Chippewa Falls elementary school helped a little boy remember his best friend.
         
Jacob Schultz lost his life last year when he drowned in Lake Altoona. He wasn't wearing his life-jacket.
   
To honor the friend he lost, four year old Jacob Krager has started collecting life-jackets.  He is leaving them at local beaches so they are always available.

Friday, students and staff at Jim Falls elementary helped pitch in to the cause.    

"It was important for us to be able to support our families here at Jim Falls, and we also don't want to see anything happen to anyone else. So, it's very important to us. We knew we could get help, we had the means to get a whole bunch of people involved and just thought, "What better chance to give back," said school official Jennifer Sarauer.

 Jacob has collected more than 200 life jackets so far and hopes to bring in  300 more by the Fourth of July.
   
He will be a kindergartner this fall.


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