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7/27/05-Cherokee County

Woman Dies After Near Drowning

A follow-up on a drowning that happened Saturday at Lake Palestine.

A woman who was in critical condition has now died. Ruth Garcia, 41, was swimming 20 yards off the shore with her husband, Jose, 46. He drowned, and divers recovered his body Sunday morning.

According to the Cherokee County game warden, a witness says it did not appear Jose could swim.

Julie Tam, reporting. jtam@kltv.com

 

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