Very sad news to report from Yankee Springs Township Michigan where a woman jumped into a lake and then died trying to make it back to the boat.

According to FOX 17, the incident took place Thursday evening in Barry County on Gun Lake.

A 66-year-old grandmother was taking a boat cruise with 3 of her grandchildren, ages 7 and under, on a pontoon boat around the lake. This was in an area of the public launch in Yankee Springs Recreation Area.

During the boat ride, something had blown off the boat, she wound up jumping into the water to retrieve the item but did so without anchoring the boat. The pontoon boat had drifted away and she was unable to make it back to the boat as the young grandchildren looked on.

Some good Samaritans who happened to be on the lake at the time saw the kids and were able to get them back to shore then call 911.

The woman's name has not been released until all family members have been contacted.

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