- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LORTON, Va. (AP) - Police say a 7-year-old girl drowned in a northern Virginia swimming pool on Memorial Day despite efforts to save her.

Multiple news outlets report Fatmata Kamara, known as Effey, was at the Lorton Station community pool with friends on Monday when she went under about 4 p.m. The child did not know how to swim and it is unclear how she ended up in the water.

Romy Hopper, a military spouse trained in CPR who was at the pool with her husband and children, helped the lifeguard and another mother pull Effey from the water and try to resuscitate her.

Paramedics took over and took the Lorton Station Elementary School second-grader to a hospital, where she died.

Police said they don’t see anything suspicious about the drowning.


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