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Surrey woman who tried to rescue toddler grandson from drowning dies in hospital

A Surrey, B.C., woman who was clinging to life after trying to rescue her 20-month-old grandson from drowning has died in hospital.

RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger says the 51-year-old unidentified grandmother had been on life support but died Monday night, a day after the tragic incident in a private swimming pool.

The boy died at the scene despite CPR efforts by residents at the apartment complex, and paramedics were also unable to revive him.

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Sgt. Grainger says the coroner's service is now investigating.

Meanwhile, Oliver RCMP say a 32-year-old woman is believed to have drowned Monday night on Gallagher Lake after falling out of a paddle boat.

Sgt. Ken Harrington says witnesses tried to perform CPR before the woman was taken to hospital and that alcohol and prescription drugs are believed to be contributing factors in her death.

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