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Maryland Woman Dies When Canoe Overturns In Androscoggin River

A 75 year old woman from Silver Spring, Maryland, drowned early yesterday evening while canoeing on the Androscoggin River near Bethel in western Maine.Xiaolian Ding drowned when the canoe she was traveling in overturned and she became trapped underneath. Ding, her husband  and daughter had rented a canoe in Bethel and had just started their trip downriver when the canoe got stuck on a rock.

In a press release, the Maine Warden Service says the canoe overturned when the husband and daughter tried to free the canoe. They were thrown in the water. 

The father and daughter were able to get the canoe and Ding to shore, but attempts to revive Ding were unsuccessful.