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Woman dies following weekend accident at Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant
Posted at 5:49 PM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 19:44:51-04

PEORIA, AZ — Officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that a woman has died after a boating accident at Lake Pleasant Saturday evening.

MCSO deputies responded to the lake for a boating accident around 5 p.m. Saturday, in which a woman was hit by a boat propeller.

The woman, later identifed by officials as 32-year-old Tehanah Smith, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. She was later pronounced dead.

Officials do not believe impairment nor foul play to be factors in the incident.

This is the fifth weekend in a row with a deadly incident at Lake Pleasant. The other four incidents also resulted in someone’s death.