Woman drowns in apartment complex pond

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A woman drowned in an apartment complex pond.

Crews rushed to the 900 block of Wilmington Avenue Saturday around 8:30 p.m.

Officials pulled a woman from the pond at the back of the complex. They said she was face down in the water. Medics took her to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The victim has been identified as Alice McElwain, 86.

Police recovered a slipper and a cane from where they believe she fell into the pond.

Officers talked with the victim’s daughter. She said her mother had told her earlier in the evening that she was going for a walk. She said her mother didn’t have any major medical problems.

Police are still investigating her death.

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