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Woman rescued from Stubbs Falls has died, police say

OPP say a 26-year-old woman from St. Catharines has died after being trapped underwater at Stubbs Falls. 980 CFPL

A 26-year-old woman from St. Catharines has died after being pinned under a rock and submerged underwater at Stubbs Falls.

According to Huntsville OPP, on June 17 at around 5:30 p.m., OPP officers, Muskoka EMS and Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Rescue were called to Stubbs Falls in Huntsville after receiving a report that a hiker was trapped.

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When they arrived at the scene, police learned a woman had been further up in the falls, but slipped and had been swept down with the fast running water. Officers found the woman caught under a large rock completely submerged underwater.

Police say emergency crews were able to pull the woman out from under the rock. She was transported to the Orillia Hospital in critical condition.

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Police say they have since learned that 26-year-old Angel Lacourse of St. Catharines succumbed to her injuries. Lacourse had been camping at Arrowhead Provincial Park for the weekend at the time of the incident.

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