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Update: 14-year-old who drown while canoeing from JanesvilleSubmitted: 05/27/2019
Update:  14-year-old who drown while canoeing from Janesville
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FULTON - Authorities say the 14-year-old girl who died after her canoe capsized on the Yahara River was from Janesville.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said Monday Grace Gordon was canoeing with seven other people Saturday in Murwin Park when they fell out of their canoes. Authorities say Gordon became trapped under one of the canoes and a submerged log.

The others were rescued by boat. Preliminary autopsy results support accidental drowning.


The Wisconsin State Patrol says a 14-year-old girl drowned after a canoe she was in capsized.

Authorities say the girl was among eight people canoeing on the Yahara River Saturday when several of the canoes capsized at about 2:50 p.m.

A trooper who responded to the call for help swam to the girl and her brother, who was trying to help. Additional officers arrived and were able to remove the girl from the water. Authorities say she was taken to a hospital where she later died.

The name of the girl, and her brother's age, have not been released.

The other seven people who were canoeing were rescued by a boat.

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