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Petersburg woman drowns in Appomattox River

Monday - 7/15/2013, 8:12am  ET

MATOACA, Va. (AP) -- Chesterfield County police say a Petersburg woman drowned while wading in the Appomattox River.

Police tell media outlets that 52-year- old Theresa Minetree's body was recovered about 40 minutes after the accident occurred Sunday afternoon.

A witness told police that Minetree slipped while wading.

Police say the current was strong and Minetree apparently was swept away.


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