A Hudson Valley woman lost her life swimming near her home.

On Saturday around 5PM, deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Rosendale police and state troopers responded to a 911 call for an unconscious woman in the Rondout Creek off Webster Lock Road in Bloomington.

Barbara Klueber, 44, of Rosendale, was seen swimming in the Rondout Creek near her home shortly before she was found and later pronounced dead, police say.

A preliminary investigation suggests Klueber accidentally drowned, however, the investigation is ongoing, according to Ulster County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives were assisted at the scene by the Bloomington Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services and the St Remy Fire Department who responded with specialized equipment and assisted at the scene.

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