Woman drowns in Merced River

Tragic scene

Members of the Mariposa County Search and Rescue dive team are shown in the Merced River this past weekend searching for a woman from Hawaii who was swept away in the swift current. The woman drowned in the river.A woman visiting from Hawaii drowned in the Merced River this past weekend.
According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Sucheta Bhattacharya, 35, was swimming in the river when she was swept away by the current. That was at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, about a half-mi...

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