KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. (KMTR) -- Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the death of a 21-year-old University of Oregon student from San Francisco, California on Monday afternoon at Summit Lake, southwest of Crescent Lake in Klamath County.
Information from the investigation indicates on the afternoon of September 17, three Eugene-area women including Carlene Ho, age 21, were at Summit Lake when her two friends, ages 23 and 25, went swimming from the shore to a nearby island. Ho did not know how to swim and was last seen by her friends standing near the shore with her feet in the water.
When her friends returned to the shore several minutes later, they found her face down, underwater near the area where she was last seen. The depth of the water where she was found was not provided for this release. Her friends pulled her from the water and started CPR. Other people in the area heard the women screaming and went to their location, taking over CPR.
At approximately 4:55 PM, Klamath County 911 received a call regarding the incident while CPR was being performed. An AirLink air ambulance later arrived in the area at which point Ho was placed in a canoe and taken to AirLink personnel, where they continued CPR.
Because Summit Lake is accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer transported emergency responders to the scene. Despite the valiant resuscitation efforts, Ho was pronounced deceased at the scene about two hours later.