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Woman Dies After Swimming Accident in Horseshoe Lake

PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - KHQ has learned that the swimmer who got trapped underwater by milfoil in Horseshoe Lake has died. 23 year-old Rachel Wood, of Elk, was flown to a Spokane Hospital via Medstar Tuesday evening after being underwater for 10-12 minutes. Wood and a group of friends were swimming across Horseshoe Lake when Rachel got caught in milfoil and went underwater. The group was able to flag down a boat and the woman was located underwater and pulled aboard. CPR was immediately performed and she was flown to a Spokane hospital by Medstar, where she later died.

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