- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old girl has drowned in a pond in Lake Butler.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office tells news agencies that the incident happened Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Park. Deputies say the child was playing with friends and family when she disappeared in the water.

Emergency responders were called to the scene and searched for the girl, who was found under water. Officials say rescue crews tried, but were unable to resuscitate the child.

Her identity hasn’t been released.


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