Woman dies after rescued from Hugo pond

A Lino Lakes woman died Saturday evening at a local hospital several hours after her SUV plunged into a pond in Washington County, the Star Tribune reported.
Sheriff's deputies were called Saturday afternoon to Oneka Parkway and Frenchman road, where they discovered the car was underwater.
A dive team from Washington County was called in and rescue workers were able to pull Debbie Joy Porterfield, 42, from the Ford Explorer by breaking a passenger window and pulling her out. She was the only passenger in the car.
Porterfield was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Although she initially had a pulse, she was not breathing on her own, and later died at the hospital, hospital officials said.
The SUV was removed from the pond, and investigators are investigating how the car entered the water, the Pioneer Press said.

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