Woman dies after suffering medical emergency at Bass Lake

Officials say 81-year-old Claudia Libenson was swimming in Bass Lake when she became fatigued and lost consciousness.

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Monday, August 29, 2022
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Officials say 81-year-old Claudia Libenson was swimming in Madera County's Bass Lake when she became fatigued and lost consciousness.

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman died after suffering a medical emergency at Bass Lake in Madera County on Sunday.

Just before 4:30 pm on Saturday, Madera County deputies responded to Blue Jay Point after a woman was brought to shore.

Officials say 81-year-old Claudia Libenson was swimming with her husband when she became fatigued.

Liberson started having trouble breathing and lost consciousness.

Witnesses say water went over her head while rescue attempts were made.

Good Samaritans performed life-saving measures before first responders arrived.

She died at the scene.

Authorities have not released an official cause of death.