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Elko woman, 45, drowned in geothermal pool

November 30, 2018

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko police have identified a 45-year-old woman who apparently drowned this week while bathing in a geothermal pool on the south edge of town.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports Christine J. Lincoln of Elko died on Tuesday.

Police Capt. Ty Trouten says an out-of-town family stopped to view the Elko Hot Hole shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday and spotted her body.

Her death remains under investigation but Trouten says foul play is not suspected. He says she may have been drinking alcohol.

The pool is fenced off but there was a break in the fence surrounded by paths indicating that people frequently swim there. The city repaired the fence later Tuesday.

The pool was once the site of a resort called White Sulphur Hot Springs built in 1869.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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