Authorities say a woman died after falling off an inner tube into a Central California river.
Fire officials tell the Modesto Bee the woman and a group of coworkers were on the Stanislaus River about 30 miles northeast of Modesto on Wednesday when the rope they used to tie the inner tubes together got caught on a tree.
Two of the inner tubes hit each other, causing their occupants to fall into the water.
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Stanislaus fire district Capt. Paul Autry says the woman got caught up in the ropes and the current pushed her under. The woman's co-workers pulled her to shore and started CPR. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The woman was not identified, though authorities said she was in her 20s.