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Forum staff reports, Published June 06 2013

Woman who was twice pulled from Red River dies

FARGO – A woman who was rescued from the Red River early Monday morning died Thursday afternoon.

Sabrina Quintana, 41, of Fargo died at 12:40 p.m. at Sanford Health, according to police.

Quintana had been in critical condition since Monday when rescue crews found her floating in the river. It was the second time in as many weeks crews had rescued her from the water.

Early in the morning of May 24, a woman called 911 to report she was in the river. When authorities arrived, they found a phone on the riverbank and Quintana clinging to a structure near the boat landing in Dike East Park.

Quintana was rescued and treated for hypothermia.

On Monday, Fire crews again responded to the Midtown Dam in Dike East Park about 1:30 a.m. on a report of a woman possibly in the river.

Fargo police arrived on the scene first and found a phone on the shore at the Midtown Dam but did not find the person it belonged to.

Police and firefighters then searched the area and a fire crew in a boat spotted a woman floating in the river about 20 yards north of the boat ramp in the Dike East Park.

Firefighters wearing cold water rescue suits pulled Quintana to shore. Emergency workers performed CPR on her and she was taken by ambulance to Sanford Health.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus said today that the incident remains under investigation by the Fargo Police Department and the Cass County Coroner’s office.