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Elderly woman with Alzheimer's drowns in lake

5:06 PM, Sep 2, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- An elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease drowned early Monday morning after wandering into a lake.

Van Buren County Sheriff's Deputies say a 76-year-old woman from Illinois was staying with her son at a home on Van Auken Lake. The son told investigators he and his mother went to bed at 10 p.m. He awoke at 2 a.m. to check on her and she was gone.

The man found his mother not breathing in the water. Emergency responders performed CPR but were unable to revive the woman.

An autopsy is being performed and the incident remains under investigation but police do no believe anything is suspicious.


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