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83-year-old dies after being thrown from boat at Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant
Posted at 9:06 PM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 22:05:57-04

PEORIA — An 83-year-old woman and several others were thrown from their boat due to waves at Lake Pleasant Sunday night.

Officials say the woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being rescued by other boaters.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office confirmed the woman, Rosario Benitez, died from her injuries later Sunday night.

This is the third drowning call at Lake Pleasant in the last three weeks.

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No other injuries have been reported.

The incident is currently under investigation.