Moses Lake woman drowns while trying to save dog from Royal City canal

Moses Lake

ROYAL CITY, Wash. — Grant County authorities recovered the body of a Moses Lake woman who died while trying to rescue a dog she spotted drowning in a canal.

According to a social media notice from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a canal roughly three miles east of Royal City around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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Initial reports from a witness claim that a woman was seen simmering below the surface of the water after she entered a canal to try to rescue a dog.

When they arrived at the canal near Dodson Rd SW and Road 12 SW, crews began to search for the woman. Her body was finally recovered when it was released by the grip of a plunge pool. Turbulence from below the surface wouldn’t allow her to swim back to the surface.

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The victim was identified as a 46-year-old Moses Lake resident named Brigetta Delgado. Her family has been notified of the tragic incident and her body is now in the care of Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison. His team plans to conduct an autopsy to learn more details about the manner of her death.

GCSO responders were joined by crews from Royal Slope Fire & Rescue, AMR Grant County, and AirLift Northwest.

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