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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim in Shuswap house boat accident

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July 13, 2015 - 1:12 PM

SICAMOUS - A young Alberta woman died in a house boat accident last Friday.

The accident happened on Shuswap Lake near the Cinnemousun Narrows about 15 km north of Sicamous Friday, July 10.

Andrea Mary Jacura, 22, of Edmonton, Alberta died Friday while swimming in Shuswap Lake in B.C.'s Southern Interior. The woman was behind the houseboat when the vessel reversed over her and caught her in the propeller.

"She had at least one leg amputated and severe injuries to the rest of her body," Pyper said.

He confirmed she had been hit by the propeller and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eleven people were aboard the houseboat at the time. Her sister was on the boat with her.

B.C. Ambulance spokesperson Preet Grewal said an air and ground ambulance were dispatched at 12:52 p.m. Friday, but no transport was required.

According to sources, the woman's leg was severed on the femur by a propeller. She reportedly bled to death before help arrived.

- This story was corrected at 7:30 a.m. July 15 to correct an early police report that 'many of her family members' were on board. Her sister was the only family member on board.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724. 

— This story was updated at 12:03 p.m., July 13, 2015, with files from the Canadian Press.

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