Woman dies after being pulled from car in Lake George

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A Valparaiso woman who was pulled from her sinking car in Hobart has died.

Rescuers pulled 83-year-old Shirley Gronlund to out of a car which plunged into Lake George this afternoon.


(photo credit: Bob Cole of Hobart)

Hobart police say the car was heading down Main St when the driver hit a pole.  The car continued to Front St, smashing through a steel fence and flew about 20 yards into the water where it began to sink.

Rescue crews including a dive team went into the water and broke the car window to get the woman, police said.

The woman was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where she later died

The cause of the accident is unclear at this time.

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