Nov 292010

Police are investigating after a homeless woman drowned while swimming in a canal in Phoenix Sunday afternoon.

PhoenixPolice Department spokesman Trent Crump said the woman was swimmingwith several other homeless people near Central Avenue and BaselineRoad just before 5 p.m. when she went under.

Lifesaving efforts by police and fire crews at the scene were unsuccessful, Crump said.

Detectives remained at the scene Sunday night to investigate the incident.

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