- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 7-year-old girl found floating face down in Lake Shawnee has died.

WIBW reports (https://bit.ly/1JDDMen ) that Shawnee County authorities confirmed Monday that Alonna Elane Lake, who was found in Lake Shawnee on Saturday evening, was pronounced dead at a hospital later Saturday night.

Shawnee County Park Police Chief Mike Cope says campers flagged down a park police officer Saturday evening and reported the child missing. The officer notified the Shawnee County Sheriff’s office and other emergency personnel for assistance.

The child was found a short time later face down in a lake embankment. Cope says onlookers performed CPR until emergency crews took over and brought the child to a hospital.

The Shawnee County Coroner is conducting an autopsy.


Information from: WIBW-TV.



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