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Woman drowns after trying to aid dog in Menomonee Falls park

April 3, 2011

A woman drowned while trying to rescue her dog, which fell through ice Sunday afternoon at a Menomonee Falls park

The 51-year-old woman was found by firefighters in 6 to 8 feet of water at Rivers Edge Park and taken to Community Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman's dog was found dead on the ice and appeared to have died of hypothermia, according to Menomonee Falls police.

Authorities were called to the park at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. The woman's name was not released pending notification of her family.

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