N.D. native dies after rescue dive in Fort Hood, Texas

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) - A volunteer diver, originally from North Dakota, was killed trying to recover a man from a rain swollen creek in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Lori Pohanka-Kalama was pulled from house creek this past Saturday.

She got caught in turbulent water, while helping search for a man whose car was swept away in the creek April 11.

Pohanka-Kalama died in the hospital early Sunday morning.

"We take it very seriously and we definitely understand the dedication and basically she made the ultimate sacrifice in assisting others," said Troy Fleck, dive rescue team commander.

After funeral services in Texas this weekend, she will be flown to North Dakota.

Law enforcement from the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department and other agencies will be at the airport to escort Pohanka-Kalama to a funeral home in Linton.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the First Baptist Church in Linton, N.D.