Three Canyon Country women out for a swim Friday afternoon are re-thinking their workout plans after being rescued from the frigid waters of Pyramid Lake.
Around 12:30 p.m., deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Parks Bureau observed the three women in the water at the main boating channel, which is 40 yards from the shore.
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Noticing that the trio was starting to show the effects of hypothermia and exhaustion from treading water and trying to stay afloat, the deputies pulled the women from the 53-degree water onto their rescue boat. They administered first aid and treated the swimmers for hypothermia.
Although the women – two adults, one 21 and another 19, and a young 11-year old girl – refused further treatment, they told deputies that they thought it was OK to swim in the lake. Deputies advised them that they were in a no swimming area and the temperature of the water was at a dangerously cold temperature for them to be swimming.
After being advised by the deputies, the women left the recreation area.