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Second person in one week drowns at Woodward Reservoir

Updated story: Woman had panic attack before drowning at Woodward, sister says

Original story:

The second person in a week has drowned in Woodward Reservoir, authorities said on Wednesday afternoon.

The individual, described only as an adult woman, drowned near Muir Point on Wednesday, a campsite area at the southern edge of the reservoir, Modesto Fire Department Division Chief Tim Tietjen said.

When fire department crews arrived, they found citizens performing life-saving measures on the woman, Tietjen said. Despite their efforts, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed the woman died at around 3 p.m.

No further information was released.

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Mackenzie Shuman is a summer news intern for The Modesto Bee. She originally hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado, but goes to school at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she is studying Journalism with a minor in Political Science.
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