LAKE ELSINORE ( Authorities Saturday said a woman has downed while swimming with her children in Lake Elsinore.

The incident in the 32000 block of Riverside Drive was reported around 4:27 p.m. Friday.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that they responded to the lake and learned that the woman was swimming with her children when she lost control of a floating device.

The victim has now been identified as Lulu Sibisi, 35, of Moreno Valley.

A good Samaritan, passing by in a boat, pulled Sibisi out of the water, the statement said.

Sibisi was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300 or (951) 776-1099 during after-hours.

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