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Beverly Hills Woman is 3rd to Drown This Year in Sequoia National Park

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    Beverly Hills Woman is 3rd to Drown This Year in Sequoia National Park
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    Water from snowmelt cascades down the South Fork of the American River on May 1, 2017, near Echo Summit. The warming springtime temperatures in California melt the state's snowpack, sending water into rivers and streams from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    A 26-year-old Southern California woman drowned after falling into a creek in Sequoia National Park this weekend, marking the third such fatality in the park this year.

    The woman fell into the Silliman Creek along the Twin Lakes Trail, NBC4's media partner KPCC reports.

    She was described only as a Beverly Hills resident who was reportedly hiking or camping with others. No further information about her identity or who was with her have been released. 

    Extreme winter snowfall coupled with the season's current heat wave has resulted in rapid snowmelt in California making for dangerous conditions in rivers and creeks. 

    Read more at KPCC 

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