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(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The dragon boat team, on which KYW’s community affairs reporter Karin Phillips was a member of for a decade, remembers their teammate.

Karin Phillips was remembered at the Mercer Dragon Boat Festival in Mercer County Park.

Phillips’ teammates on the Philadelphia Phoenix Dragon Boat team said her sudden death Tuesday took them all by surprise and they wanted to honor her memory.

“We are all wearing her picture and those who have her on our backs are giving those who are sitting behind them in the boat the opportunity to feed off of Karin’s energy,” says Susan Papada.

She was the original team president when Karin joined the dragon boaters ten years ago.

“She was a ball of fire. She was absolutely no nonsense.”

Anne Matthews was Karin’s coach.

“When I think about Karin, I think about that great big smile and how vibrant a person that she was.”

Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

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