- Associated Press - Sunday, June 15, 2014

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has died after drowning during a birthday party at a lake in middle Georgia.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says the body of Tyasia Jones was found Saturday night and she was pronounced dead at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Officials say the girl had been with relatives at a Lake Wildwood clubhouse and was reported missing about an hour before her body was recovered.

Authorities say an autopsy will be performed and the girl’s death is under investigation.

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