Woman Drowns in Canoe Capsizing

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. -- A woman from Bella Vista, Arkansas has drowned in the Elk River, after her canoe capsized Monday (May 7)

The Missouri Highway Patrol says Ann Theile, 50, was floating near the Mount Shira access on the Elk, when she came upon a tree in the river.

The canoe capsized when Theile stood up, troopers say, and she became trapped tanged in the tree debris and drowned.

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