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