PEORIA, Ariz. — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said a woman has died after having her leg amputated in a boating accident at Lake Pleasant Saturday evening.
Deputies were called to the north area of the lake around 5 p.m. for reports of a single boat accident, according to MCSO.
Deputies said the woman was rushed to the hospital to treat her injuries.
She was identified as 32-year-old Tehanah Smith and MCSO says she died at the hospital.
Investigators have ruled out impairment and foul play as factors for Smith's death.
This is the fifth weekend in a row law enforcement has responded to an incident at the lake.
An 18-year-old man drowned last Sunday near Sunset Ridge.
On May 8, 83-year-old Rosario Benitez died after being tossed off a boat due to high winds.
Two men drowned at the week on consecutive weeks before that, including 20-year-old Neria Aranbayev.
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Drowning Prevention Tips:
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between ages 1-4 aside from birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three children die every day as a result of drowning. Here are some tips from the CDC on how to protect children around water:
Learn life-saving skills.
Everyone should know the basics of swimming (floating, moving through the water) and CPR.
Fence it off.
Install a four-sided isolation fence, with self–closing and self–latching gates, around backyard swimming pools. This can help keep children away from the area when they aren’t supposed to be swimming. Pool fences should be separated from the house and play area from the pool.
Life jackets are a must.
Make sure kids wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of water, such as lakes or the ocean, even if they know how to swim. Life jackets can be used in and around pools for weaker swimmers too.
Keep a close watch
When kids are in or near water (including bathtubs), closely supervise them at all times. Because drowning happens quickly and quietly, adults watching kids in or near water should avoid distracting activities like reading books, talking on the phone, or using alcohol and drugs.