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Woman dies, man hospitalized after rescue from Mat-Su lake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wasilla police say a 20-year-old Wasilla woman died after being rescued from Lake Lucile, where she had tried to swim to shore for help while her non-swimming companion clung to their overturned canoe.

KTUU (http://is.gd/XFSzZ4 ) reports Arielle Housmann was submerged in the lake for more than one hour. Her companion, 24-year-old Michael Sexton of Palmer, was taken to a local hospital and expected to recover.

The early Wednesday morning rescue occurred after authorities received reports of screaming coming from the lake.

Police spokesman Rick Manrique says a local resident heard the screams, got on a boat and found Sexton, bringing him to shore.

A search was conducted for Housmann. Rescuers found her submerged in the lake's cold waters. She also was taken to the hospital, but could not be saved.


Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

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