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Friday, August 4, 2006

Newton woman drowns


A Coast Guard boat crew last night recovered the body of an 80-year-old Newton Centre woman who disappeared while swimming during a family outing on a Cape Cod beach.

Rita Karpova's family reported the disappearance yesterday, leading to a search, the Coast Guard said. She was last seen swimming about 6:30 p.m.

A cane she used was found left on the beach in Dennis.

A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the body at about 9 p.m., and a boat later recovered the body, officials said.

-- AP

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