Former radio DJ dies after being pulled from pool

A veteran Grand Rapids disc jockey died two days after she was pulled from a pool at her home. Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital officials said Allison Harte died Thursday night after family decided to take her off a respirator. Her husband, Roger Dykstra, pulled her from the bottom of the in-ground pool at their Rockford-area home. Harte's real name was Prudence Dykstra.
AP Wire
Jul 22, 2011


The 58-year-old had been in a medically induced coma. She wasn’t breathing when her husband pulled her from the pool. Paramedics administered CPR and resuscitated her upon arriving at the residence.

Roger Dykstra said he doesn’t know how his wife ended up in the pool Tuesday night.

Harte worked for a decade at WLAV-FM and at several other Grand Rapids-area stations.


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