- Associated Press - Friday, July 24, 2015

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A young girl has drowned in the Ouachita River off of a West Monroe park.

West Monroe Police Sgt. C.J. Beck tells local media one girl drowned and another was rescued by a passing boater on Thursday evening along Lazarre Park.

Beck says four girls initially were in the water, and two made it to shore. The third girl was rescued by a passing boater, but the fourth girl went under the water.

Authorities, including a dive team, responded to recover the girl’s body.

Police have not released the deceased girl’s age or identity.



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