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Woman dies after being pulled from Clear Creek in Golden

It's unclear how the woman ended in the water Tuesday evening.

GOLDEN, Colo. — A woman who was pulled from Clear Creek in Golden after she ended up in the water without a floatation device died at the hospital according to an update from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

The agency responded to a possible drowning in Clear Creek in Golden near Highway 93 and Highway 6 Tuesday evening.

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By the time they reached the victim, she had been floating down the river for over a mile without a flotation device, according to JCSO. Rescuers were however able to find a faint pulse and transported the woman to the hospital. Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office said she died there.

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Deputies had the right lane of Highway 93 north closed at Highway 6 as they investigated. It's unclear how the woman ended up in the water.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the victim was a man.

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