Woman dies in N. Idaho after fall into animal hole

Woman dies in N. Idaho after fall into animal hole

Woman dies in N. Idaho after fall into animal hole

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 1:20 PM

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -- A woman is dead after a fall into an animal hole in the back-country of Kootenai County.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Dixie A. Farman, 39, from Newman Lake.

Authorities responded around 2:00 Saturday afternoon to an extremely rural area after calls about a female yelling for help.

Responding officers were flagged down by a camper who said a female was stuck in a hole near a creek. She was between Fire Service Road 413 and Fire Service Road 3097.

Emergency crews said the woman fell into an animal hole in a marshy area. She had been walking with her children looking for frogs.

According to authorities, Farman fell forward into the hole and used her hands to catch herself. She was unable to free herself from the hole and either suffocated or drowned. Crews were called out from Kootenai County Fire and Rescue, as well as the U.S. Forest Service. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play. They're calling the incident a tragic accident. An autopsy has been scheduled.

 

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