Friday, 23 August, 2019

New York woman drowns in stand-up paddleboard yoga class – CNN


(CNN) A New York woman drowned Friday while taking part in a stand-up paddleboard yoga class on Long Island, police said
Lisa Margaritis, 48, an experienced paddleboarder, was trying to help another woman who was struggling in the strong current under a bridge in Hashamomuck Pond when Margaritis’. Paddleboard got caught on a bridge piling and she fell in, Southold Police chief Martin Flatley said in a news release Because she was tethered to the board, Margaritis wasn’t able to free herself, Flatley said A jogger passing by jumped in and was able to free Margaritis from the piling and bring her to land, he said Southold police, the fire department’s rescue squad and a hospital paramedic arrived and began CPR Margaritis was taken to a Long Island hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, the release said

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