BAZETTA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said a 41-year-old woman died after drowning in Mosquito Lake Monday evening.
The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Christine Beheler.
Bazetta Township Fire Chief Dennis Lewis said a 12-year-old boy was close to the buoys, which mark four feet deep, and started to drown around 5 p.m.
“He was struggling,” Lewis said. “He couldn’t touch and was actually drowning. He kept going under.”
Lewis said a 13-year-old girl went after him to save him, but she also started to drown.
“He started bringing her down so she pushed herself away.”
That’s when Beheler went after the boy and the same thing happened.
“The [woman] ran out to assist the 12-year-old and became a drowning victim also,” Lewis said.
There was no lifeguard so bystanders pulled them from the water.
ODNR said Beheler was found unconscious in the designated swimming area with the boy.
Bystanders performed CPR on her until emergency responders got there.
She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, ODNR said.
The boy was also taken to the hospital but ODNR said he is not seriously hurt.
Lewis said the girl took in a little bit of water but is doing fine.
The three victims are not related.
ODNR is investigating.