- Two men and a woman fell through thin ice while walking on the frozen Woods Canyon Lake.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for two Indian American families of three Indian Americans who were found dead after falling through the ice on Woods Canyon Lake in Arizona on Dec. 26.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported, “Two men in their 40s, Narayana Muddana and Gokul Mediseti, and a woman, Haritha Muddana (age unknown) fell through the ice Monday. Responding deputies were able to get Haritha Muddana out of the water. However, despite life-saving measures, their efforts were unsuccessful.”
“Deputies and firefighters were able to find Haritha Muddana and pull her from the water. Despite administering life-saving measures, she was pronounced dead,” an Associated Press report said.
The three were reportedly walking on the frozen Woods Canyon Lake, about 30 miles from the central Arizona city of Payson when they fell through and plunged into the frigid water.
The bodies of the men were recovered later on Dec. 27.
The three victims are from Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, and are originally from India.
The Muddanas are survived by two children —Pujitha,11, and Harshitha, 7.