Three Parents Fall Through Ice on Arizona Lake: The day after Christmas, two little girls’ dads and another father fell through the ice of a lake in Arizona; both men later succumbed to hypothermia, according to authorities. Three of the parents slipped into the 30-degree water as the two families, and another family was at Woods Canyon Lake on Monday.
According to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the victims were Gokul Mediset, 47, Narayana Muddana, 49, and his wife, Haritha. The family resided in Chandler, a city southeast of Phoenix, yet they were originally from India.
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According to Jon Paxton, a sheriff’s deputy, “They were up here, recreational, enjoying it, and wanted to get some pictures out on the ice.” Firefighters informed ABC 15 that a mother, two kids, and a woman were trying to save their loved ones when they slid through the ice and were barely saved.
It was already too late when they managed to climb out of the water and get cell coverage to call emergency services. At that time, Paxton said, “hypothermia sets in very quickly.” “And it’s worse if you can’t swim,” she continued. According to Narayana’s brother-in-law Naresh Babu Chimmineni, the Muddanas’ two young children, Pujitha, 11, and Harshita, 7, live with their neighbors.
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Authorities in the US have stated that since the girls are minors, only a blood relative may accompany them on their return to India. He continued that the children’s paternal or maternal grandparents would travel to the US to bring them back. The sad event was seen by three additional kids from the other two homes. The exact age of Haritha Muddana was not immediately known. The situation is being looked into.