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Great Falls woman dies after fall from spillway

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By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS – A 20-year-old mother died Saturday between 6:30 and 7 p.m. after falling from the dam off Spillway Street in Great Falls.

Leila Brendell Gaston, 20, of 36 Pine St., Great Falls, was with two other people when the accident happened, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.

Tinker said Gaston and a man were trying to cross the spillway on Duke Energy property when both fell onto the rocky area below.

Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that drowning was the cause of death, Tinker said.


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