Woman drowns while tubing on Peshtigo River in Wisconsin

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TOWN OF STEPHENSON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a 26-year-old woman from Green Bay has drowned while tubing on the Peshtigo River in northeastern Wisconsin.

Marinette County authorities received a 911 call Saturday afternoon about a woman missing from a group of tubers who were floating on the river near the Village of Crivitz.

Emergency responders went to the scene and tried to find her. A Crivitz resident who was helping in the search found the woman submerged in the river just after 7 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the woman was not immediately released. Her death is considered an accidental drowning.