Three Indian-Americans, including a woman, drowned after they fell through the ice while walking on a frozen lake in the US state of Arizona

The incident occurred on December 26 at 3:35 PM at Woods Canyon Lake in Coconino County, Arizona.

"The missing men are located deceased and identified as Narayana Muddana, 49 and Gokul Mediseti, 47. The female victim has been identified as Haritha Muddana (age unknown).

The three victims resided in Chandler, Arizona and are originally from India," Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Even though Haritha Muddana was pulled out of the water soon and life-saving measures were administered to her, the authorities were unsuccessful as she died at the scene, the statement informed.

Officials said they were able to pull Haritha from the water soon after and administered life-saving measures but were unsuccessful and she died at the scene, it said.

Woods Canyon Lake is located east of Payson in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. It is an area popular among hikers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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