Kentucky woman dies following incident at Little Presque Isle Beach

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MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) — On Friday, Michigan State Police provided an update that a woman who was rescued from a near drowning incident at Little Presque Isle beach has now died.

Michigan State Troopers from the Negaunee Post were dispatched on Thursday to a missing swimmer at Little Presque Isle Beach in Marquette Township.

The woman has been identified as Yookyung Leemazzoni.

When troopers arrived, they learned from witnesses that a 42-year-old woman from Lexington, Kentucky was snorkeling with her family when she went underwater and did not return to the surface.

Witnesses reported that the woman was underwater for about 5 minutes before she was located by other beach goers. CPR was initiated by a nurse from downstate Jackson before first responders arrived.

The woman was transported to U.P. Health System Marquette where she is receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.

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