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UNI holds candlelight vigil for student who drowned over the weekend

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Dozens gathered on the University of Northern Iowa's campus Monday night to remember a student who drowned over the weekend.

The victim, Nathan Twedt, 20, of Marion was a sophomore at UNI.

His body was pulled from the Iowa River near the Benton Street bridge in Iowa City around the time of the Iowa-Iowa State game this past Saturday.

The candlelight vigil was attended by many students, some who had the honor of knowing Nathan Twedt  and others who came to show their support.

Under the Campanile, in the center of UNI's campus, they remember a life lost too soon.

The sudden death of Nathan Twedt is still hard to understand and has left many out words during vigil.

Many taking to social media instead to share their feelings.

"It's rare to find a guy as generous and genuine as you. Love you, man." says one tweet.

"We're going to miss you," said a caption on a Facebook picture.

 That sentiment echoed by Nathan's Linn-Mar High School family. Nathan's soccer coach shared his memories with KWWL.

"He brought with him a spirit and love for life and soccer to practice everyday...you couldn't get the smile off his face," said Linn-Mar High School Soccer Coach Corey Brinkmeyer.

 The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is still investigating what circumstances led to Nathan Twedt's death.


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