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Colorado woman who suffered seizure and fell into river dies

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 07:17:42-04

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman has died as a result of a seizure that caused her to fall into a river.

Summit Daily reported Monday that the family of Alicia Weiss chose to remove her from life support Sept. 5.

Authorities say the 31-year-old Breckenridge woman is believed to have fallen into the Blue River after suffering a seizure Aug. 30.

The Summit County coroner characterized the death as a medical event that lead to drowning.

The Breckenridge Police Department says officers responded to a report that a woman was discovered unconscious and not breathing.

Police say a man who was walking his dog saw Weiss face down in the river and performed CPR after calling 911.

Emergency responders transported Weiss to a Frisco hospital before a helicopter transfer to Denver.


Information from: Summit Daily News,