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Woman Dies in Fishing Accident

A Vermont woman is dead after falling out of her canoe while fishing on Sunday. 41-year-old Kelly Bruner fell out of her canoe while trying to retrieve a fishing pole she dropped in the water. Her friend in the boat, Ken Palmer, attempted to bring her back aboard the canoe by throwing her flotation devices and telling her to grab onto the oars, however was unsuccessful. Bruner then became tangled in the fishing line and was unable to get back into the canoe. She was found dead in the river later that day.
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