Young wo­man dies in Stanis­laus River ac­ci­dent

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Page Two - — As­so­ci­ated Press

MODESTO — Au­thor­i­ties say a wo­man died af­ter fall­ing off an in­ner tube into a Cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia river.

Fire of­fi­cials tell the Modesto Bee the wo­man and a group of co­work­ers were on the Stanis­laus River about 30 miles north­east of Modesto on Wed­nes­day when the rope they used to tie the in­ner tubes to­gether got caught on a tree.

Two of the in­ner tubes hit each other, caus­ing their oc­cu­pants to fall into the wa­ter.

Stanis­laus fire dis­trict Capt. Paul Autry says the wo­man got caught up in the ropes and the cur­rent pushed her un­der. The wo­man’s co-work­ers pulled her to shore and started CPR. She was later pro­nounced dead at a hos­pi­tal.

The wo­man was not iden­ti­fied, though au­thor­i­ties said she was in her 20s.

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