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Woman who drowned in north-central Minnesota lake ID’d

BACKUS, Minn. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a Wisconsin woman who drowned last weekend in a rural lake in north-central Minnesota. Panhia Danielle Yang, 37, Sheboygan, Wis., had been swimming near the shore of Ponto Lake, near Bac...

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BACKUS, Minn. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a Wisconsin woman who drowned last weekend in a rural lake in north-central Minnesota.

Panhia Danielle Yang, 37, Sheboygan, Wis., had been swimming near the shore of Ponto Lake, near Backus, about 60 miles south of Bemidji, on Saturday, Aug. 18, according to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Nearby people found the woman in the water, not breathing, at about 4:23 p.m. Life-saving measures were attempted and she was taken by helicopter to a hospital in St. Cloud where she died Sunday, officials said.

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