- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) - The Kittitas County sheriff’s office says divers have recovered the body of an 8-year-old Yakima girl who drowned in Lake Cle Elum.

The girl, Christine Bethay, had been camping with her grandmother and was last seen swimming with other children and adults at the mouth of Morgan Creek.

She was reported missing Monday evening. The sheriff’s office says it’s not clear how long she had been out of sight; some of the children thought she had walked back to camp.

A search for the girl was suspended late Monday. Searchers resumed looking Tuesday morning and found her body about 20 feet from shore at about 7:45 a.m.

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