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Update: Woman Drowns at Marquette

UPDATE: A 42-year-old Lexington, Kentucky, woman has died from injuries she sustained Thursday, while swimming in Lake Superior at Marquette’s Little Presque Isle Park. 

State police officials say Yookyung Leemazzoni succumbed early Friday morning at UP Health System-Marquette.

Read our original story below, as posted on Friday, August 8th:


A woman who was snorkeling with her family was rescued yesterday afternoon after disappearing under the water at Little Presque Isle Beach in Marquette.

State police troopers were notified just before 3:00. When they arrived, they found that the 42-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky, had been located and pulled from the water by other swimmers.

She had been submerged for approximately five minutes.

A nurse from Jackson, Michigan, who was at the beach, initiated CPR. First responders continued, and took the victim to UP Health System-Marquette, where she was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit.

Her condition is not known, and her name has not been released.

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